The average pay for a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse is $18.93 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Total Pay (?
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$26,057 - $57,753
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MEDIAN: $41,051
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Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Total Pay (?
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$14.39 - $24.95
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,057 - $57,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
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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$30,149 - $54,378  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 845
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $24.95  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$30,149 - $54,378  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 845
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Job Description for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse
Licensed practical nurses work with doctors and other nurses to help with patient care. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) may also be called licensed vocational nurses (LVNs). These nurses may work in a variety of settings, and their duties may vary from state to state.
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Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Tasks
  • Clean rooms, change linens, and sterilize equipment.
  • Review physician orders, lab results and care instructions with patients, answering questions and administering treatment.
  • Interview patients and monitor data like weight, blood pressure, and vital signs, documenting results on patient charts.
  • Answer patient calls and visits, and provide knowledge and guidance.
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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Las Vegas
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Sacramento
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Honolulu
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Austin
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National Average
$41,000
Boise
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Experience Affects Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salaries

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Acute Care
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Geriatrics
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Elder Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$41,000
Pediatrics
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Gender
Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 33%
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