A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with Psychiatric skills earns an average wage of $21.01 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$29,786 - $56,056
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,892
10%
50%
90%

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$17.49 - $26.21
(Median)
$17
$21
$26
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,786 - $56,056  
   
Bonus
$1,125  
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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$36,204 - $56,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $26.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.20  
Overtime
$25.02 - $38.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,125  
   
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).
)
$36,204 - $56,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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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.

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Experience Affects Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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