Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) is $20.28 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The highest paying skills associated with this job are IV Certified and Wound Care.
Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Total Pay (?
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$27,181 - $59,489
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,116
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Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Total Pay (?
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$16.39 - $25.87
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,181 - $59,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
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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$34,031 - $57,739  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $25.87  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $38.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
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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$34,031 - $57,739  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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Job Description for Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN)

A charge nurse (LVN/LPN) is responsible for supervising the nursing staff and making sure that they are performing their duties correctly and up to their employer's standard. Additionally, these individuals are in charge of observing and recording changes in a patient's condition for use of their supervisor and/or the attending physician. They also conduct performance evaluations and make recommendations related to staffing and equipment needs. Additionally, the charge nurse administers prescribed medication, provides treatments, and ensures that all medicine is handled and stored correctly. At all times, this individual must follow their organization's (and any legal) privacy and safety standards.
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Charge Nurse (LVN/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 (LVN/LPN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Fort Worth
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 6%
National Average
$43,000
San Antonio
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Experienced
0%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Salaries

IV Certified
up arrow 26%
Wound Care
up arrow 11%
Long Term Care
up arrow 7%
Pediatrics
up arrow 4%
Geriatrics
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 39%
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