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Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse Salary

A Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse earns an average wage of $18.97 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.
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$29,184 - $54,805
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,501
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$14.80 - $25.05
(Median)
$15
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,184 - $54,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
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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$30,908 - $54,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $25.05  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $37.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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).
)
$30,908 - $54,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,286

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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

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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 12%

up arrow 5%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 3%

Telemetry
up arrow 3%

Gynecology
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
0%

National Average
$40,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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