The average pay for a Charge Nurse (LPN) is $19.81 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 Critical Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$28,890 - $58,690
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$29K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,702
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$16.08 - $25.50
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,890 - $58,690  
   
Bonus
$97.29 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$33,589 - $55,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.08 - $25.50  
   
Overtime
$19.10 - $37.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$97.29 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$33,589 - $55,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,855
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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

National Average: $42,232

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Charge Nurse (LPN) Reviews

What is it like working as a Charge Nurse (LPN) at Evangelical Good Samaritan Society?

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Ottumwa:
"Fast paced, diverse work environment. Stressful at times."
Pros: The residents and family members. The challenge of the job and pushing myself to learn and excel. I enjoy working with my co workers.
Cons: Feel under paid when I hear about what other nurses are making and the years ive been there. There is no bonus for not missing work. Can be a stressful when call offs and short staffed.

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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 13%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 8%

Elder Care
up arrow 6%

Charge Nurse
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Dementia
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

Assisted Living
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
0%

Wound Care
0%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$42,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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