The average pay for a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse is $19.78 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$30,362 - $57,810
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,173
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90%

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$15.55 - $25.43
(Median)
$16
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,362 - $57,810  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,796  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$32,315 - $54,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$20.07 - $37.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,796  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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).
)
$32,315 - $54,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,132
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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

National Average: $41,699

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Experience Affects Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salaries

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Elder Care
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$42,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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