Licensed Vocational Nurses in Houston, Texas pull down an average of $21.26 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,687 - $61,042
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MEDIAN: $42,779
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$17.70 - $25.20
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$29,687 - $61,042  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $7,000  
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$36,014 - $55,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $25.20  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $36.46  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$300.00 - $7,000  
   
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$36,014 - $55,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Houston Licensed Vocational Nurses — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. Licensed Vocational Nurses in Houston, Texas see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $50K.

Key Stats for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salaries


Quality Improvement / QA
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
0%

Dialysis
0%

Psychiatric
0%

National Average
$45,000

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 8%

Gynecology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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