Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) earns an average wage of $18.15 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$26,053 - $52,236
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,439
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$14.38 - $23.87
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,053 - $52,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $3,250  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$29,899 - $51,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,040
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $23.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.36  
Overtime
$15.01 - $34.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $587  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $3,250  
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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$29,899 - $51,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25,882
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Job Description for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed practical nurses (LPN) are responsible for using their extensive training in a wide range of nursing tasks and patient-care objectives. These nurses must have strong communication skills to interact with patients, listen to their concerns, talk to their families, and solve any issues as soon as they arise. They must also be organized and pay close attention to detail to facilitate this care.

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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,468

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Reviews

What is it like working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Fort Lauderdale:
"Nursing as an LPN."
Pros: I work 3 days a week and I am off every weekend unless called to cover another shift.
Cons: The least thing I like about my job is my pts. Mother and she wants the nurae to do everything ans how she talks down to nurses.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Red Bluff:
Pros: Working with a pediatric patient whereas I get to spend time with my client on a more personal level than working in a Long term facility and can never have the time to spend with my clients.
Cons: Low pay in home health care and terrible health/dental benefits.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Fort Lauderdale:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Ability to assist others in my community with a holistic approach towards improved health and wellness.
Cons: Not enough pay.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Lillington:
Pros: Being able to take care of and assist patients. To see patients ask me when I am returning back to work when they know I have a few days off a week.
Cons: Patient ratio to nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Indianapolis:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Helping students learn how to have a healthy lifestyle, stress level is not over the top, management is awesome and I enjoy all the breaks I get with the school system. Opportunity for advancement and growth or a change of position if I decide I am burnt out on the job.
Cons: No benefits and is half the hours I originally wanted.

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Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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Home Health/Home Care
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Wound Care
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Dialysis
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Geriatrics
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Psychiatric
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Acute Care
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Elder Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Telemetry
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National Average
$38,000

Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3526 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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