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LPN Pay?

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by LostinTheSauce LostinTheSauce (New) New Retired

Dear LPNs, I'm just wondering how much you are making. Also if you're from the east coast please mention it as I am from the area.  I'm highly considering LPN school because it's shorter training than RN school. 

Ilargia99, LVN

Has 3 years experience.

I’m in northern CA and am currently making $40.65/hr. I have 3.5 years of experience. The pay for LVNs here is anywhere from $26-$45/hr depending on experience and if it’s a contract position or not. The average pay seems to be in the low-mid $30s.

 Hopefully someone from the east coast will be able to give you some helpful info. 

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alison529

Specializes in LTC, STR, Home healthcare, hospice. Has 7 years experience.

Hello, I have been working as a LPN since 2015, and I currently make $38 per hour in a occupational health position. I live in the Lehigh Valley, in Pennsylvania. Hope that helps you. 

SomedaySoonNY, LPN

Specializes in Agency, LTC, School, Home Health. Has 9 years experience.

Upstate NY, local pay is 16-25 , agency pay is 25-35.  Kind of sad really. Travel pay I've been offered is 1800-2200 weekly with everything included in that pay. Also pathetic when considering cost of living. 

alison529

Specializes in LTC, STR, Home healthcare, hospice. Has 7 years experience.

Good morning, do you ever work contract nursing jobs, they pay very well. With your experience you deserve a higher pay rate. You are right about the cost of living, everything is so costly.

T-Bird78

Has 6 years experience.

Metro Atlanta area, 14 years experience, outpatient setting, $22/hour. 

I’d go straight for RN. I’m wanting to get out of direct pt care but so many non-bedside opportunities are for RNs only, so your options are limited. Most hospitals won’t hire LPNs in my area. If you do go through LPN, plan on bridging and get your RN sooner than later. 

alison529

Specializes in LTC, STR, Home healthcare, hospice. Has 7 years experience.

You are exactly right, going straight for RN is best option.  There shortage for nurses is getting worse, nurse/patient ratios are worse than ever,  making it extremely difficult to give best patient care.