Charge Nurse (LVN) Salary
Average LVN Charge Nurses in the United States make around $21.96 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and approximately one-half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female LVN Charge Nurses far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Job Description for Charge Nurse (LVN)
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Charge Nurse (LVN)
While LVN Charge Nurses do not often become MDS Coordinators, the job pays $57K per year on average. A Licensed Vocational Nurse role is the most common promotion for LVN Charge Nurses moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $41K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for LVN Charge Nurses is a Registered Nurse position, where earnings are usually $56K.
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Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (LVN)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $49K.