Is 12.50/hr an average LPN wage for this area? - page 2

I am in SE Ohio, was offered a job in SNF for 12.50/hr. Is this an average for this area?... Read More

  1. by   LPN_Undecided
    Quote from CaringLPN
    I live in Dayton and I make 17.74 an hour. That's for part-time too! I think that's good. I have been at my job for 2.5 years and started at 16. I think that is really low! Course when I worked as a medical assistant I was paid less than $12.50
    Hello caringlpn , I also live in Dayton ! Do you know of any places That are hiring LPN's at the moment ?
  2. by   wanderlustgirl
    In Springfield (just outside of Dayton), I made $10.35 as a STNA and $14.00 as an LPN at the hospital. I also work part time at a nursing home in Springfield and make $17.50 with $2.00 shift dif. This is straight out of school.
    We definitely make more in the nursing homes... but regardless of where you are talking about $12.00 is low! I wouldn't accept anything as a LPN under $14.00 and I don't think that's being greedy... after all, most nurses have loans and other bills to pay for!
  3. by   RNBearColumbus
    Average in Columbus area for starting LPNs: 19.00 /hour.

    12.50 sounds really low, even for SNF in SE Ohio.
  4. by   HippyDippyLPN
    Dear lord I would never work SNF for that prices. I am in a clinic now but my last skilled job one year ago paid me $19.50/hour
  5. by   neurocheck2
    These nursing homes are taking advantage of desperate nurses. I just got a job offer for $17 for a RN position at a LTC facility when I get my license. I would start at $14 as a LPN until I pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Not as bad as $12.50, but still pretty low. I really want to work in a hospital but I don't want to turn down a job. Plus I feel like I'm contributing to the problem by accepting such a low wage.
  6. by   HippyDippyLPN
    I just can't believe they even have the nerve to offer you $17! I mean $19.50 felt like it was not enough for all the hard work I put into my LTC position, 14 hour shift without a break, 40 patients, etc. what part of the country is this?
  7. by   HDHRN
    Quote from LPN/RNVerySoon
    Hello caringlpn , I also live in Dayton ! Do you know of any places That are hiring LPN's at the moment ?
    Hello there. Sorry this a late reply. You could try Academy Home Health in Kettering. I am going to start work there along with my LTC job. I am not sure what the pay is, they are having me do the paperwork today.
  8. by   HDHRN
    Their number 937-293-6631. Hope this helps!
  9. by   floater2014
    seems low at my snf 14.00 new grad im 19.00 with 15 yrs exp. used to be 25.00 10 years ago i must be in bad place