Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) earns an average wage of $19.06 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$28,603 - $55,266
$29K
$41K
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MEDIAN: $40,919
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$15.08 - $24.71
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MEDIAN: $19.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,603 - $55,266  
   
Bonus
$97.61 - $2,511  
Profit Sharing
$44.30 - $3,013  
Commission
$509  
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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$31,326 - $52,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,296
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $24.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $5.50  
Overtime
$18.23 - $36.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$97.61 - $2,511  
   
Commission
$509  
Profit Sharing
$44.30 - $3,013  
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).
)
$31,326 - $52,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21,499
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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

  • Provide basic medical care helping physicians and registered nurses to focus in more specialized areas in patient care.
  • May include some clerical work and may work under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Take temperatures, dress wounds, record vital signs, collect blood and urine samples and prep patients for examinations, etc.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,339

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Reviews

Q: 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.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Neoga:
`"$The reason I was put on earth."`
Pros: I love caring for anyone in need. Knowing that people look to me for advise helps me through the day. I know God wanted to do this work and I try to show it though my work everyday.
Cons: Management is hard to communicate with. When there is a scope of practice question it is hard to get an answer out of management about what floor nurses should do.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Salem:
`"$I want to work with people who are mentally ill."`
Pros: I get paid for doing something that I love! I can usually get as much overtime as I need or want.
Cons: I dislike having to walk so far from my parking space to the door of the hospital. Sometimes the ludicrous vagaries of state government just drives me nuts.

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Key Stats for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2273 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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National Average
$40,000

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Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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Telemetry
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National Average
$40,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2273 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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