Charge Nurse (LPN) Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Charge Nurse (LPN) is $18.90 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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$29,529 - $59,572
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,437
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Charge Nurse (LPN) Total Pay (?
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$15.37 - $25.00
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,529 - $59,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
Profit Sharing
$1,193 - $7,122  
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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$32,233 - $56,153  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,493
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.37 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $37.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,193 - $7,122  
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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$32,233 - $56,153  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,493
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Little Rock
up arrow 12%
Cleveland
up arrow 8%
Memphis
up arrow 6%
Cincinnati
up arrow 3%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 2%
Birmingham
up arrow 1%
St. Louis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
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Virginia Beach
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Akron
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Tulsa
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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

Rehabilitation
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Wound Care
up arrow 3%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
Geriatrics
0%
National Average
$41,000
Long Term Care
up arrow 1%
Assisted Living
up arrow 17%

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 38%
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