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

A Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) earns an average wage of $20.29 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are IV Certified and Wound Care.
Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Total Pay (?
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$26,819 - $59,563
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MEDIAN: $40,563
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Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Total Pay (?
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$16.23 - $26.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,819 - $59,563  
   
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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$33,657 - $58,110  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $26.03  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $38.83  
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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$33,657 - $58,110  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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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
Houston
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National Average
$43,000
Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$43,000
Experienced
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Salaries

IV Certified
up arrow 26%
Wound Care
up arrow 11%
Pediatrics
up arrow 4%
Geriatrics
up arrow 2%
National Average
$43,000
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Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 40%
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