Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary
Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses can expect to earn an average of $18.17 per hour. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — close to a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$26,533 - $51,992|
|Bonus||$50.59 - $2,393|
|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).)
|$30,380 - $50,649|
|Hourly Rate||$14.62 - $23.53|
|Hourly Tips||$0.19 - $4.98|
|Overtime||$17.76 - $34.89|
|Bonus||$50.59 - $2,393|
|Total Pay (||$30,380 - $50,649|
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Job Listings
Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses, DaVita Inc., Maxim Healthcare Services, PSA healthcare, Kindred Healthcare, and V.A. Medical Center are leading firms in the industry. Genesis HealthCare pays the most with a median salary of $43K, though there is little variation overall ($36K to $57K). Maxim Healthcare Services, Maxim, and Kindred Healthcare also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $43K, $42K, and $41K, respectively.
Sanford Health offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $29K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $25K to $37K. Employees at V.A. Medical Center, Golden LivingCenters, and DaVita Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $36K, $37K, and $37K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses, New York provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+22 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Cleveland (+6 percent), and Indianapolis (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Rochester is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Jacksonville (3 percent lower) and Columbus (2 percent lower).
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