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Minimimun wage raise will it affect us

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Hello i live in California, and i was wondering what is going to happen to the starting wage for LVN'S when they raise the minimum wage . Would our rate increase as well. Help

Do you really think the LVN wage rates will increase when there has been no talk of raising the reimbursement rates upon which those wage rates are based? Just another reason to be depressed.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Would our rate increase as well. Help
No, the California LVN wage would not necessarily increase. If anything, there's downward pressure on wages due to the 200+ LVN programs in CA producing new nurses every few months when the demand simply isn't present.

Sucks, not fair so if the raise goes up too 15 and we get payed 18 theres only 3 dollars differential for a person that studied i don't see that as good

RainMom

Specializes in PACU, pre/postoperative, ortho. Has 10 years experience.

Exactly...might as well work at McD's

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

That is one reason why some are against raising the minimum wage.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

CT's minimum wage will be $9.15 as of 1/1/15. Our LPN's and even our CNA's make much more than that. Not sure what Cali starts LPN/LVN's at.

Cali's min wage as of 7/1/14 is $9.00...how much do LPN's make there. I know in my state (CT), the cost of living is horrid. Yes we make a lot more hourly than some states as LPN's and RN's but our cost of living is nuts. I'd think California nurses make much more than the minimum wage due to that high cost of living also..no?

Yes the range for a LVN is 18.00 here in california but the cost of living is high aswell. How much is the cost of living in CT. Here dependimg were u live but a 1 bed room apt is no less then 975 and thats looking at some areas that are not that nice.

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CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

CT is one of the most expensive states in the Nation in terms of cost of living..much like CA.

I just looked and CT and CA are close in housing for rentals.

CT is one of the most expensive states in the Nation in terms of cost of living..much like CA.

I just looked and CT and CA are close in housing for rentals.

Very, very close.

systoly

Specializes in LTC, Memory loss, PDN. Has 23 years experience.

in my area, there is a $3-5/hr difference between minimum wage jobs and jobs

requiring certification such as CNA/CMA

CNA/CMA jobs are hard work

should the minimum wage near CNA/CMA wage, i would expect to see a migration

should the minimum wage near $15.00/hr i would expect an even greater migration

to include technicians and even LPNs

at any rate, at a minimum wage of over $10.00/hr, most current minimum wage

workers will be out of jobs, because of migration from higher skill areas

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day:

One of the many reasons why raising minimum wage hurts people (rather than helping) is that skilled labor typically has their pay based on factors unrelated to the prevailing minimum wage. So raising minimum wage basically states unskilled labor someone deserves more pay (not because they've earned it, not because they've increased their skills, or otherwise provided any increase anywhere) while at the exact same time devaluing skilled labor (because skilled labor pay is rarely based on relation to minimum wage). Increase minimum wage high enough, and skilled labor will be paid at minimum wage rates.

Thank you.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

Yes the range for a LVN is 18.00 here in california but the cost of living is high aswell. How much is the cost of living in CT. Here dependimg were u live but a 1 bed room apt is no less then 975 and thats looking at some areas that are not that nice.

LVN

$975 for a one bedroom is dirt cheap where I'm from. I was paying more than that for a studio 3 years ago. I would not expect to see a huge increase in pay in response to an increased minimum wage.

THELIVINGWORST, ASN, RN

Specializes in Public Health. Has 4 years experience.

Come to Vegas! That's more than I pay for a two bed/bath in a nice neighborhood! Lol. Seriously though, something has to give, people can't live off of minimum wage with the cost of living being what it is today. It's getting out of control.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Yes the range for a LVN is 18.00 here in california but the cost of living is high aswell. How much is the cost of living in CT. Here dependimg were u live but a 1 bed room apt is no less then 975 and thats looking at some areas that are not that nice.

I earned $18.50 hourly as an LVN in Texas, but this was back in 2006. During my last year as an LVN (2010), I was up to $27.04 per hour. My earnings went far here because my mortgage for a 3bd, 2bath newer house with 1,900 square feet of space was less than $400/month.

I am originally from CA, and I trained to become an LVN there. But the low pay rates and high cost of living caused me to flee from CA to another state where I could actually attain a middle-class standard of living with my earnings.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Sucks, not fair so if the raise goes up too 15 and we get payed 18 theres only 3 dollars differential for a person that studied i don't see that as good

I decided to do some fact-checking. After all, curious minds want to know.

California's minimum wage is nowhere near $15 per hour. It was $8/hour since 2008 and recently increased to $9/hour. It will increase another whopping dollar to $10/hour starting in 2016. Since CA is such a high cost-of-living state, this is not all that unreasonable.

Minimum wage increases to $9 and other new laws for California July 1, 2014 - 23ABC News

Minimum wage goes up to $9 in California. In 2016, the wage will go up to $10 an hour: Minimum wage