LPN's in Wisconsin ... what do you make/salary?


  • Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 5 years experience.

I'm a LPN student and see all types of jobs posted on websites but they never list the payrate. If you are currently a LPN and could share what your hourly wage/benefits and type of setting you work in I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much for any information you are willing to give !! (I live in Appleton, WI and think I would like to work at an Affinity site or for St. Elizabeths) :nurse:

egglady, LPN

361 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 25 years experience.

I work in LTC- same facility for almost 15 years (as an LPN) and I am fulltime day shift, I make 23.64 per hour with excellant benefits. Way up north in WI!!


127 Posts

Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 5 years experience.

Thanks for the info !! Was going to delete my post, didn't think anyone would respond. I know some people think it's rude to talk about money, but I'm just so curious to know what I could make after graduation. Unfortunately it's not much more than I make as a CNA .... however, if I had your job it would be .... sounds like you have a great job!!! :yeah:

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Silverdragon102, BSN

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Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 35 years experience.

Moved to the Wisconsin Nurses forum

Specializes in Cardiac. Has 4 years experience.

Fresh out of LPN program, started at a nursing home at 15.60/hr. Still in ADN program.:jester:


127 Posts

Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 5 years experience.

Thanks for replying. How is your new job? Any tips? Thanks agian !:redbeathe


33 Posts

$17-20 for new grads in the Milwaukee area.

If you're in the field for awhile (5+ years) you will probably cap at $24-25

However, this is strickly LTC i'm talking about.

You will make much less money in most jobs that are not in LTC.


35 Posts

As a new LPN in SE WI, I started at $20.00 for first shift and 21.50 for second shift. Big help while finishing nursing school!

Has 3 years experience.

Hi Badgerbabe287,

Do you work in a nursing home setting? That's great! I need to get my foot in the door and support my family as well..


127 Posts

Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 5 years experience.

Update: I got two jobs and just passed NCLEX. I'm getting $21 hr, with no benefits, on-cal, casual & day shift ( $1 hr shift diff for PM and $1.50 NOCs).

My 2nd job is 19.24 hr (no shift diff) with great benefits, and is permanent 50% PMs. I have lots to learn being a "new grad"! I'm excited, scared and hopeful !!


59 Posts

Almost 8 years ago when I was an LPN made 17/hr straight after boards. However, almost all hospitals in WI have done away with LPN's, unless you have worked there for 20 years. Mostly just nursing homes hire now, or you can work at a hospital as a tech college.

Has 3 years experience.

I am a new grad, graduated in Dec 11 and passed boards Mar 2012. COuldn't apply for jobs right away because I was pregnant. Just applied and got hired on at a SNF. They are offering me $18.50 starting with no experience, and working every other wkends at $19.50. I'm so grateful to get this opportunity to begin my career as a LPN. I had 1 interview in the summer for the State of WI and the starting pay was only $17.69 hourly, no diff.