The average wage for a Charge Nurse (LPN) is $18.88 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Charge Nurse (LPN) Total Pay (?
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$30,001 - $59,065
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,771
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Charge Nurse (LPN) Total Pay (?
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$15.38 - $25.18
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,001 - $59,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $650  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $6,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,296 - $56,636  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $25.18  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $37.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $650  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $6,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,296 - $56,636  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,342
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Job Description for Charge Nurse (LPN)
A charge nurse supervises other nurses and implements nursing care recommended by physicians and residents. They must be able to effectively document these activities and ensure their day-to-day actions meet federal, state, and local guidelines. Charge nurses are in charge of admitting, transferring, and discharging patients. They also train and help develop staff.
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Charge Nurse (LPN) Tasks
  • Assist physician with examination and complete any follow-ups or lab requests.
  • Document patients' status in chart for the physician.
  • Administer medicine, observe patient, and report any adverse reaction to the medication.
  • Interview patients to determine problems and medical condition.
  • Ensure equipment and rooms are sterilized.
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Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (LPN)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Baltimore
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Chicago
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Orlando
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Little Rock
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Louisville
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Cleveland
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Cincinnati
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St. Louis
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Birmingham
up arrow 1%
Indianapolis
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National Average
$41,000
Atlanta
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Tulsa
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Richmond
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Grand Rapids
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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Acute Care
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Wound Care
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$41,000
Long Term Care
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 38%
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