Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary
Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses take home approximately $18.05 per hour on average. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — about a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a little over a half have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$26,107 - $51,678|
|Bonus||$75.00 - $2,367|
|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).)
|$30,148 - $50,276|
|Hourly Rate||$14.51 - $23.35|
|Hourly Tips||$0.19 - $4.98|
|Overtime||$17.76 - $34.41|
|Bonus||$75.00 - $2,367|
|Total Pay (||$30,148 - $50,276|
Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
DaVita Inc., Maxim Healthcare Services, PSA healthcare, Kindred Healthcare, and V.A. Medical Center are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses. Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses in search of the best pay head to Genesis HealthCare, where the median salary rolls in at $43K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $57K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $36K. Also paying near the top of the field are Maxim Healthcare Services at $43K, Maxim at $42K, and Kindred Healthcare, where Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses annually earn $41K.
Sanford Health offers the least pay with a median salary of $29K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $37K. V.A. Medical Center, Golden LivingCenters, and DaVita Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $36K, $37K, and $37K.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+23 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Cleveland (+7 percent), and Indianapolis (+4 percent). Rochester is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Jacksonville (2 percent lower) and Columbus (1 percent lower).
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