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.

$35,886 - $69,418
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$36K
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$69K
MEDIAN: $50,420
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$18.35 - $26.63
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$18
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,886 - $69,418  
   
Bonus
$375.00  
Total Pay (?
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$38,586 - $58,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$18.35 - $26.63  
   
Overtime
$26.79 - $42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$38,586 - $58,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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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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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.

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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

IV Certified
up arrow 9%

Wound Care
up arrow 2%

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 44 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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