Charge Nurse (LVN) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of LVN Charge Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $22.12 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most LVN Charge Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. 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 nearly one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,479 - $70,710
$35K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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50%
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$18.44 - $27.52
$18
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $22.12
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$0$70K
Salary $35,479 - $70,710
Bonus $1,250
Total Pay (?
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$38,806 - $61,251
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $18.44 - $27.52
Overtime $27.27 - $42.89
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $1,250
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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$38,806 - $61,251
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 250

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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)


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It's not very common for LVN Charge Nurses to move on to become MDS Coordinators. Average pay for a MDS Coordinator is $57K annually. 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)

Pay by Experience for a Charge Nurse (LVN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Charge Nurse (LVN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Charge Nurse (LVN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Charge Nurse (LVN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 92 salaries. A Charge Nurse (LVN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,213

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

With a pay rate for LVN Charge Nurses that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Sacramento offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. LVN Charge Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Long Beach (+16 percent), Houston (+7 percent), San Diego (+6 percent), and Austin (+4 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Merced (12 percent lower) and Fort Worth (7 percent lower).

Charge Nurse (LVN) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Charge Nurse (LVN)?

Charge Nurse (LVN) in Austin:
"Too much, not enough pay."
Pros: I like to seey patients heal, getting physical therapy & if able to go home. Everyday is challenging but the outcome is what counts.
Cons: Not enough help, work with up to 60 patients some days. No organization, short staffed almost always. Management does not do their part. Job description is not what is on paper, you will always do more & other people's work. Back- breaking, literally!!

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Key Stats for Charge Nurse (LVN)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

IV Certified
▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$47,000

Geriatrics
▼2%

Pediatrics
▼6%

Clinical Supervision
▼8%

Long Term Care
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 36%
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