Nurses Career Support


Why shouldn't CNA OR LPN request a high pay rate while helping others?

Pa: some CNA get paid $9-12

Pa: some LPN get paid $18-23

Poll question:

What is a high pay rate in your area for CNA or LPN?


job title/pay rate/location... thanks

Specializes in Critical Care, Education.

Compensation for nursing staff is pretty much non-negotiable in the vast majority of companies because they have very strict salary structures. They actually HAVE to - in order to avoid being sued for discrimination. It is illegal (Federal law) to pay different salaries for the same job to people with basically the same job qualifications. So, salary is determined by licensure, expertise and experience. I think you may discover that those pay ranges are due to differences in years of experience or shift differentials.

Of course, you can always ask. Just be prepared for disappointment.

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