The average Licensed Practical Nurse in Chattanooga, Tenn. earns approximately $16.82 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $13.61 per hour to $20.56. Some workers in this field — approximately one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,859 - $51,900
(Median)
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$38K
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MEDIAN: $38,000
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$13.61 - $20.56
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$38,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$28,521 - $44,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $20.56  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $33.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$28,521 - $44,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Licensed Practical Nurses in Chattanooga, Tenn. do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $32K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $36K. For Licensed Practical Nurses in Chattanooga, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Chattanooga Licensed Practical Nurses who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $42K.

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Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 11%

Hospice
up arrow 10%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Wound Care
up arrow 2%

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Family Practice
up arrow 10%

Pediatrics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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