LPN Starting Salary - page 12
Hello I am not an lpn but am thinking about becoming one and i have researched salaries. I have seen salaries as low as $12 an hour and as high as $18 an hour. What is the average starting... Read More
Apr 10, '08Seeing salaries that like makes me mad. Surely a trained LPN professional deserves a far better pay than that.
I think it is very important to boycott employers that offer that kind of miesly lousy wages, I dont care what their excuse is, b/c there are a millon excuses that can be used any time for not paying nurses what they should be paid, so I dont even care discuss that aspect.
It would make even more sense to team up with a business oriented person and start up your own care facility/service if that is the best some employers can do.
Personally I would not put up with that. I would do what it takes to have my abilities, time, knowledge respected. I would either move, keep on sending out resumes, or further training.
Wages like that are degrading, devaluing and if not criminal. Stand up for yourself and your mantra is: I am a nurse, dont mess with me! In fact, what employers should do is this: b/c we are worth it. Not the Clairol girl.
Apr 10, '08Im a new grad in texas pass my board in Feburary 08.
Im working in assisted living @ $17.00 hr. between 16-20 residents.
Nursing Homes here pay between 17-22 a hr.
I interviewed at a hospital starting pay was $14.50. (a joke)
I do however feel that I am not utilizing my skills to my fullest ability and sometimes wonder if I should move on.............
Apr 11, '08New LPN grads in certain hospitals in this area will make about $12.50 per hour plus diffs. Working in LTC you are going to make just about $14 per hour plus diffs. After a year or so pay increases to about $15 in acute care and $17 in LTC depending on which health system you are with. Naturally some health systems and some LTCs are much more generous than others.
After a year of experience you have other options to increase your earning potential here.
A facility per diem or agency LPN will make between $18-23 per hour. A Medicaid nurse will make $21-26 per hour.
An independent LPN will make $25-29 per hour.
Just starting out is pretty depressing but afterwards it gets a little better.
Apr 11, '08I started out as an LVN in a LTC facility(Houston,TX) back in 1998(GN).I started out making 15.50/hr(10yrs ago). Now,I make 25.00/hr(base-PRN).22.00/hr(base-F/T) This is excluding wknd and shift diffs. I work for a LTAC/ICU hospital.$30.00/hr(agency).In TX for new nurses the starting salary is higher in a nursing home,but all that changes as you become more experienced.Last edit by cancerian72 on Apr 11, '08 : Reason: omit important words
Apr 11, '08You work in the Metro Detroit Area.?
I'm considering nursing and trying to figure out if I can get a LPN then get into a facility that will assist/pay for continuing education for a RN.
Right now I make $14 as a receptionist.
Thanks in advance.
Apr 11, '08I've read a lot of comments about not believing how high/low the pay is that a person states.
You have to remember, the price of living in the area you live in. Yeah $26 to start here in CT sounds great if you live in a State that pays $15 but take into consideration how much more expensive/less expensive your State is to live in compared to the State of the person posting.
I currently work for a self-funded insurance company and from reading some of these salaries for LPN's (and even the RN's) I make quite a bit more. BUT then I notice the State that the poster is from. You can't compare salaries that way. Once I get my license I'll make about $5-10 more than I make now.
A good friend of mine worked for a national company. She got the job while living here in CT. She worked for a few years up here for that company and then relocated to another State, BUT she was able to maintain the hourly pay she made up here. The new State has a much lower cost of living than here. Needless to say, she's living quite well in her new State.
Apr 13, '08Hi
started at Assisted living where I had worked as an LNA. at $19.00. 75 cents diff for nights $1.75 for weekends was looking for more as I was making fairly decent wages as an LNA . I'm now working at LTC $25.00 for nights and $29.00 on weekends. I'm also doing a temp pt job for an agency which pays $30.00 an hr
Apr 24, '08I live in Southern PA, working for a county nursing home (30 minutes way) and making $15.45 on 12hr shifts (7P-7A). $3 shift diff from 7-11, then $1 shift diff from 11-7. I've only been an LPN for 1 yr, so I figure that's not too bad considering that our local hospital (who boasts about having such a great reputation for their nursing staffing) hires LPN's at $14 . Plus, you have to consider the cost of gas for driving !!!
Apr 30, '08I graduated in May of 2007, got my LPN license in September and started my first/only LPN job in an Oncology outpatient clinic. Base salary is 18.24 an hour. But, I have 8 years of acute care and 5 years of LTC under my belt from being a CNA. Plus, I am in the third semester of an Associate Degree RN program. We currently reside in Southeastern WI.
May 2, '08I have been an LPN for 28 years. I now make 21.70 hr base pay. I just moved to this state and the hospital tells me I will max out at 23.79. Hope this helps. Also forgot to mention I am in Arizona.
May 2, '08Quote from azcactusladyI think that is terrible. God will reward you, that you can count on.I have been an LPN for 28 years. I now make 21.70 hr base pay. I just moved to this state and the hospital tells me I will max out at 23.79. Hope this helps. Also forgot to mention I am in Arizona.
May 2, '08working for god on earth does not pay much,
but his retirement plan is out of this world.
degraypoole;2815319]i think that is terrible. god will reward you, that you can count on.[/quote]