Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary
The average Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse can expect to rake in roughly $17.86 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by half. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses flock to DaVita Inc., PSA healthcare, Maxim Healthcare Services, HCR ManorCare, and Kindred Healthcare, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although salaries only range from $32K to just $54K, Bayada still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $42K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Maxim Healthcare Services, Maxim, and Kindred Healthcare, where earnings of $42K, $41K, or $40K are standard for Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $37K — but Sanford Health offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $29K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Mayo Clinic ($35K), V.A. Medical Center ($36K), and DaVita Inc. ($37K).
Pay Difference by Location
Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+22 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Cleveland (+7 percent), and Tampa (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chattanooga. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Rochester and Orlando (2 percent lower).