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salary question


I'm a new grad lpn. I've been offered a job at a federal prisn and I'm all set to start. My question is, I was shocked at the low pay I was offered. I'm offered 24$ hourly as a per diem employee with NO benefits. Should I negotiate for more? The position is I a high paying state (one of the coasts).


Specializes in Emergency, Tele, Med Surg, DOU, ICU.

That pay is in line for LPNs even in California. What salary range did you have in mind? New grad RN typically get $35/hr, so do not be shocked.


24.oo isn't bad generally BOP only takes RN. That's similar to CDCR pay. Good luck I would accept not bad for a new grad!:yes:


Specializes in ICU, psych, corrections. Has 8 years experience.

In our state, a new Correctional LPN makes $52,000/year with benefits.

That is not out of line for LPN/LVN. At least it is not $14 or $15, like some employers like to offer LPN/LVNs.