LPN starting salary

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by lpnnursegirl (New) New

I've recently graduated school and I'm looking for my first LPN job! I was wondering what is the typical starting pay for LPNs in Indiana. I've been on one interview and they offered me $16.85. It seems a little low to me considering that I'm in Indianapolis. Is this a good starting pay?

YourFaveNurse

Specializes in Rehabilitation nurse. Has 1 years experience. 88 Posts

That is horrible. Was it with IU? Where did you go that they offered you that? I make $21.00 base and I have been an LPN for 11 months.

lpnnursegirl

9 Posts

It is a home care company. Are you working LTC?

YourFaveNurse

Specializes in Rehabilitation nurse. Has 1 years experience. 88 Posts

Oh ok, that is y

YourFaveNurse

Specializes in Rehabilitation nurse. Has 1 years experience. 88 Posts

And yes

lpnnursegirl

9 Posts

Are you in Indianapolis?

lpnnursegirl

9 Posts

I was thinking about applying at ASC

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,311 Posts

Run from ASC! Not a good company. I worked for them and you can PM me for more info! Sometimes lower wage is better conditions. Consider a Trilogy facility in your area, as yes, pay is lower, BUT-great staffing ratios, great benefits at reasonable or free rate, and employees are treated well. Its the lowest paying RN job I've ever had, but its the employer who has treated me the best. And this is in 18 yrs, so that says much to me

lpnnursegirl

9 Posts

I'm sure even trilogy would pay more than $16.85 hr

YourFaveNurse

Specializes in Rehabilitation nurse. Has 1 years experience. 88 Posts

Yes I am and I def wldnt do asc

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,311 Posts

Trilogy starts around $16 for LPN no experience, varies by geographic location and experience, etc. Again, as far as ltc goes, its a great place to work. And no, I'm not a recruiter or office jock. I'm a floor nurse rehab to home. I feel like I'm respected here and to me that goes far