A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) earns an average wage of $19.21 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 Vocational Nurse (LVN) Total Pay (?
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$25,333 - $54,029
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54K
MEDIAN: $39,796
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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Total Pay (?
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$14.73 - $24.84
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,333 - $54,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,167  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $3,750  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,400  
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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$30,470 - $53,951  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,862
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $24.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.38  
Overtime
$16.75 - $36.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,167  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,400  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $3,750  
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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$30,470 - $53,951  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,862
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Job Description for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Nurses are an essential part of the medical practice, and without them, proper recovery and acclimation to medical environments can be difficult. The duty of a licensed vocational nurse is to help patients prepare for treatment and assist in their recovery. To do this, licensed vocational nurses will be required to talk to patients and doctors, review medical documentation, report and document any changes in a patient's medical conditions, and monitor a patient's health during his or her stay. To become licensed, a licensed vocational nurse must take a state exam in the state in which he or she practices. A licensed vocational nurse must also have graduated from an accredited vocational nursing program. This can be done at a vocational school or at a college. In addition to a formal education, licensed vocational nurses must be good at working with people and comfortable providing care when it is needed.
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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Tasks
  • Observe and chart patient condition.
  • Administer prescribed medications.
  • Prepare and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Provide nursing care to patients under the supervision of RNs or other medical professionals.
  • Prepare patients for exams or procedures.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salaries

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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 35%
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