Charge Nurse (LPN) Salary

The average pay for a Charge Nurse (LPN) is $19.96 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Dementia is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,762 - $55,465
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$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,683
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$16.29 - $25.81
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MEDIAN: $20.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,762 - $55,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,586  
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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$34,086 - $55,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $38.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,586  
   
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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$34,086 - $55,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,351

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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

  • Interview patients to determine problems and medical condition.
  • Ensure equipment and rooms are sterilized.
  • Administer medicine, observe patient, and report any adverse reaction to the medication.
  • Assist physician with examination and complete any follow-ups or lab requests.
  • Document patients' status in chart for the physician.

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Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (LPN)

Pay by Experience for a Charge Nurse (LPN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Charge Nurse (LPN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 520 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Charge Nurse (LPN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 468 salaries. An experienced Charge Nurse (LPN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 471 salaries. A Charge Nurse (LPN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 407 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,889

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Key Stats for Charge Nurse (LPN)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$43,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Dementia
▲13%

Critical Care
▲9%

Elder Care
▲4%

Charge Nurse
▲4%

▲3%

Home Health/Home Care
▲3%

Dialysis
▲3%


▼0%


▼0%

National Average
$43,000

Geriatrics
▼1%

Wound Care
▼1%


Phlebotomy
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 37%
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