Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $16.69 per hour.
Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Total Pay (?
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$24,131 - $48,528
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,361
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Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Total Pay (?
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$12.96 - $21.90
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,131 - $48,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $978  
Profit Sharing
$128.00 - $2,948  
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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$26,953 - $47,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $21.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.43  
Overtime
$15.64 - $32.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $978  
   
Profit Sharing
$128.00 - $2,948  
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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$26,953 - $47,325  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,148
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Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Waukesha:
You may make a difference in someone's life so be caring and empathetic. If you are having a bad day just remember tomorrow is another day.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Erie:
"Compassion Is A Virtue Use It."
Wear good shoes! Always use good body mechanics and be an example of health to your patients. The customer may not always be right but always always have a smile and do your best to accommodate them to the best of your ability. We are all human we make mistakes learn from them don't beat yourself up over the small errors. You will learn life is really too short love and care for your patients as if they are your family.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Hospice
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Wound Care
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Elder Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Psychiatric
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Acute Care
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National Average
$36,000
Emergency Room (ER)
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Medicine / Surgery
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Pediatrics
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Nutrition
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Telemetry
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Gynecology
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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 37%
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