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Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salary (United States)

A Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse earns an average wage of $18.85 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Dialysis is associated with high pay for this job.
Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salary (?
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$28,047 - $55,989
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,947
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Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salary (?
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$14.63 - $24.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,047 - $55,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
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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$30,645 - $53,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $24.92  
   
Overtime
$17.89 - $36.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
   
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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$30,645 - $53,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,021
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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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse

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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

Sacramento
up arrow 28%
Honolulu
up arrow 16%
Seattle
up arrow 13%
up arrow 12%
Phoenix
up arrow 10%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
up arrow 5%
Las Vegas
up arrow 3%
Fort Worth
up arrow 3%
San Diego
up arrow 2%
Austin
up arrow 2%
Los Angeles
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000
Tulsa
up arrow 1%
Oklahoma City
up arrow 5%
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Experience Affects Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salaries

Dialysis
up arrow 13%
up arrow 5%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%
Gynecology
up arrow 4%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%
Telemetry
up arrow 3%
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
Acute Care
up arrow 1%
Long Term Care
up arrow 1%
Elder Care
0%
Medicine / Surgery
0%
National Average
$40,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
Psychiatric
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 33%