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.

$35,622 - $69,810
$36K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,204
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$18.39 - $26.39
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,622 - $69,810  
   
Bonus
$375.00  
Total Pay (?
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$38,554 - $58,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$18.39 - $26.39  
   
Overtime
$26.79 - $41.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$375.00  
   
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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$38,554 - $58,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 335

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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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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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Key Stats for Charge Nurse (LVN)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%


National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

IV Certified
up arrow 9%


Geriatrics
0%

National Average
$47,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 7%

Long Term Care
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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