Entry-Level Charge Nurse (LPN) Salary

An average Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurse can expect to take home roughly $18.72 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses are female. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,391 - $53,831
$29K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,995
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$15.55 - $23.88
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MEDIAN: $18.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,391 - $53,831  
   
Bonus
$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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$32,872 - $50,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $23.88  
   
Overtime
$18.65 - $33.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$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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$32,872 - $50,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 489

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For Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses, comfortable salaries can be found at Life Care Centers of America; in fact, median earnings sit around $43K, the highest in the area.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,115

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+28 percent), Portland (+21 percent), Richmond (+19 percent), and Las Vegas (+13 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Charge Nurse (LPN) in New York:
"Need To Be Healthy And Strong."
Need to know how to teach, mentor and take charge in stressful situations.

Key Stats for Charge Nurse (LPN)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
20%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Pediatrics
▲3%

Acute Care
▲2%

Assisted Living
▲2%

Rehabilitation
▲1%

Psychiatric
▲1%

Wound Care
▼0%

National Average
$40,000


Geriatrics
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 37%