A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) earns an average wage of $17.55 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Total Pay (?
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$24,963 - $51,498
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,774
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Total Pay (?
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$13.52 - $23.18
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,963 - $51,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $994  
Profit Sharing
$50.77 - $2,965  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,836  
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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$28,185 - $50,467  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28,061
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $23.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.21  
Overtime
$14.79 - $34.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $994  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$50.77 - $2,965  
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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$28,185 - $50,467  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28,061
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Job Description for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
A licensed practical nurse, or LPN, takes care of patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or medical doctor. Licensed practical nurses often provide basic care such as wound dressing, medication administration and taking vital signs. They also complete paperwork that is kept in the patient's file. Besides working with registered nurses and doctors, licensed practical nurses also work with certified nursing aides, physical and occupational therapists and home health aides.
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Tasks
  • Take temperatures, dress wounds, record vital signs, collect blood and urine samples and prep patients for examinations, etc.
  • May include some clerical work and may work under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Provide basic medical care helping physicians and registered nurses to focus in more specialized areas in patient care.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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National Average
$37,000
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 36%
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