Charge Nurse (LVN) Salary

The average LVN Charge Nurse in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $21.26 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $17.74 per hour, and the top verges on $26.49. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While about two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. For the most part, LVN Charge Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female LVN Charge Nurses who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,438 - $58,629

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$17.74 - $26.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,438 - $58,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,698  
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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$37,345 - $57,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.74 - $26.49  
   
Overtime
$26.16 - $39.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,698  
   
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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$37,345 - $57,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 364
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Job Description for Charge Nurse (LVN)

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Charge Nurse (LVN)


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LVN Charge Nurses who advance into the role of a MDS Coordinator are fairly uncommon. MDS Coordinators on average earn $56K per year. A Licensed Vocational Nurse role is the most prevalent career advancement for LVN Charge Nurses. Paychecks for that role are $41K on average. The Registered Nurse position is another common transition for LVN Charge Nurses; in this role, salaries are typically at the $55K mark.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by LVN Charge Nurses who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Wound Care, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Long Term Care and Pediatrics. Competency in Geriatrics frequently indicates knowledge of Wound Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (LVN)

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


LVN Charge Nurses with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $47K. LVN Charge Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. LVN Charge Nurses who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 8%

Long Term Care
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 40%
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