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lvn pay in california

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by timgirl2121 timgirl2121 (Member)

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Hi I live in california and have one more term before I graduate I would like to know if any body knows the best paying jobs for lvns in california ? thanks

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That depends on what type of environment you want to work in. My sister makes great money as an RN working in correctional medicine in California

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BigB specializes in Knuckle Dragging Nurse aka MTA.

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That depends on what type of environment you want to work in. My sister makes great money as an RN working in correctional medicine in California

Unfortunatly the original poster is an LVN and can't apply for the RN position(s). Now to the question at hand.

LVN's in northern California make the following:

Corrections = $19 -24/hr

Hospitals = was $18/hr, now it's $0/hr.

LTC = $22 -23/ hr.(crappy benefits, no retirement, high burn out rate, absolutly terrible patient to nurse ratios)

Registry /Agency = $31 -32/hr (no benefits, no retirment, and you have to take out your own taxes.

Medical Technical Assistant/ LVN = $25 - $36/ hr (full medic coverage the rest of your life with 20 years of service and you can retire at 50 with 65% of your maximum paycheck, emplorer pays 85% of your medical benefits every year until you retire, state employee perks etc).

I chose the last LVN option.

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HeartsOpenWide is a RN and specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

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California is a HUGE state so it depends on the Area. My friend is an LVN in the RN program and he worked at a Hospital and a LTC and actually made more at the LTC. He was making about 14/hr at the hospital

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scallywags specializes in OB/GYN.

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The hospital where I work pays around $26/hr for LVNs. I recently graduated and will be taking the boards this summer, so I do not work in a LVN position as of yet. Plan on transferring within the hosptial once I am licensed.

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Pay rates can vary widely from area to area and employer to employer. Sometimes the same employer will pay different rates to different employees doing the same job because one person did a better job of negotiating their salary upon hire or just walked in the door at the right time. You can get a general idea from networking with people already employed and paying attention to HR bulletin boards and online job listings. Good luck with your future plans.

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thank you all for all your advice and good luck to all:balloons: :monkeydance:

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