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.

$26,010 - $51,705
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$52K
MEDIAN: $39,108
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$14.37 - $23.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,010 - $51,705  
   
Bonus
$101.55 - $2,402  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$29,836 - $49,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,011
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $23.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.21 - $4.85  
Overtime
$17.53 - $34.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$101.55 - $2,402  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$29,836 - $49,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10,014
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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

National Average: $37,736

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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).

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Richmond:
"Turn over rate."
Make sure you want to be a advocate and love taking care of people. Always willing to learn new skills and continuous education, because nursing is always changing (technology).

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Winter Haven:
"I wish I would have continued my education."
Don't stop at an LPN go on for your RN your bachelors if you love nursing go on.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Philadelphia:
"Common sense."
Be articulate and professional always because the public is always watching and judging.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in New Orleans:
Go on to school and become an RN or other higher level professional as a wise practical and financial move. Don't be afraid to ask questions, be curious, be honest; people's lives depend on your integrity, even when you have to admit you were wrong , or made a mistake. Consider how you'd want to be dealt with were it yourself or your family member who was subjected to your mistake or error. Your prompt honesty and integrity might save their life.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Meridian:
"More Education.! More Money!"
My advice to anyone is to continue going to college. Pay scale will go up!

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Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 798 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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