Charge Nurse (LVN) Salary
Median pay for LVN Charge Nurses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $21.94 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and about one-half have dental insurance. LVN Charge Nurses who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Work is enjoyable for LVN Charge Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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)
Though it's uncommon, some LVN Charge Nurses move into roles as MDS Coordinators, where pay is an average $57K per year. The most common career progression for LVN Charge Nurses leads to becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse, where pay is typically $41K. However, many LVN Charge Nurses also opt to become Registered Nurses, a position that pays $56K on average.
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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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. LVN Charge Nurses see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $48K.
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