LPN Starting Salary - page 17

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

  1. by   csason
    In '93 I left a $15.05 + $2.00 diff Med-Surg LPN job (that I got as a GN ) for a
    $10.00 an hour job (with ALL the OT I wanted) for an EP doctor, and as a Cath lab float scrub.
    Sure, it was crazy, but I acquired very difficult to acquire experience, which enabled me to get my IV cert. and qualify to work in the units PRN (as much as I wanted), and also get some cath lab experience.

    My point is that sometimes the way to where you want to go is not exactly
    from A to B.
  2. by   TxNursing Student
    Quote from PBlpnstudent
    Are you ready for this? I have been out of school for 15 months, been licensed for right at 14 months. I started at my current job as a clinical LPN in a Pediatric office at 10.50 per hour. I work for the only NP in the office (which I KNOW makes a difference), so my pay is not determined by him, but by all of the doctors in the practice (the same as the receptionists and the general office staff). I am his only full-time nurse. We only see maybe 5 patients less than any of the other doctors per day, and they each have an LPN (2 have RNs) and a CNA. When I got my 1 year raise 2 months late last month, they gave me a whopping .20 raise. That's right...10.70 per hour for the same work that 2 nurses do. Unfortunately, I really love my job and I am very loyal to my kids and my mommies. Darn them...

    Omg... that is crazy... i am starting nursing school on Jan 9 but right now i work at a home health agency doing clerical work and make $12 and i'm sure you do way more than i do
  3. by   MsNurseMS
    i work at a OBGYN clinic
  4. by   carol20lpn
    In reply to Ipnerika, I must be doing something wrong!!!! I have been an LPN for 37 years and am making $28 an hour.......let me know where they start at $25!!! I believe the facility I am in starts around $18 for a new grad.
  5. by   theRNuLOVE2009
    I live in north Mississippi and the local hospital that I previously worked at started new grads out with 15.00/hr.
  6. by   craftygal43
    I started out 17 years ago at $10.00/hr. Now work in a busy 3 surgeon ENT office and make $25.00/hr.
  7. by   Terika9
    Hey im considering LPN school in Texas. May I ask where you attended Nursing school? Thanks for the info.
  8. by   MsNurseMS
    i went to nursing school in NJ.
  9. by   elucier
    It really depends on what part of the country and what state you live in. I have worked in New Hampshire and made $24.50/Hour. I currently live in Dayton,OH. The pay ranges from $18.50 to $24.00. In Mount Gilead,OH the payrate is around $14.50/hour. These are all prices for LPN's. Dayton and Mt. Gilead are only 2 1/2 hours apart, but a huge difference in pay. Hope this helps.
  10. by   momtojosh
    hello....i live in upstate NY...midlle of nowhere......i started working for hte state in july and make 15.50 and hour......the highest in this area...plus great benefits......for me tho.....i dont mind the payrate.....i am doing this cuase i love to......i am a new nurse after being a stay at home mom for 20 yrs
  11. by   MsNurseMS
    i agree its all about location and cost of living!
  12. by   chevyv
    I live in Wisconsin and just took a casual position in long term care making $18 per hr (no bennies).
  13. by   chioma_LPN
    Quote from cancergirl24
    Hi! Lpn and Lvn are the same thing. Pretty much the only states that call their Lpn's an Lvn, is Texas and California. Im from California and when I moved here to Arkansas I was confused as you are. Hope this helps.....ALSO does anyone know the starting salary for ARKANSAS LPN? Im in the Northwest part...Thank you
    I dont know about Northwest but here in Little Rock I make 19 hrly in LTC..