Entry-Level Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salary

An Entry-Level Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) earns an average wage of $19.87 per hour.

$29,493 - $53,027
$29K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,213
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$15.70 - $25.30
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MEDIAN: $19.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,493 - $53,027  
   
Bonus
$292.33 - $4,557  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$32,686 - $54,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.70 - $25.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.75  
Overtime
$21.65 - $37.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$292.33 - $4,557  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
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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$32,686 - $54,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,898

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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Houston:
"Possibility of advancement."
Learn as much as you can as fast as you can. There is always room for improvement.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Texas City:
"Being a good nurse requires an open mind."
Verify every order, question any physician order that does not seem appropriate. Request orders for non-pharmaceutical interventions when appropriate. Long term care patients frequently take medications that may be medically unnecessary due to miscommunication between nursing staff and physicians.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Corpus Christi:
"World on my shoulders."
Work for the patients. If you feel you're no longer able to keep your patients happy, healthy, and safe... It's time to make a change.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Oceanside:
Stay motivated state educated and stay in love with your job become a nurse because you love to serve people not because you want money you might be disappointed.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in San Marcos:
"Time Management Skills Are A Must. People Skills A Must."
Work on time management skills whether by attending mini workshops or reading self-help books. People skills are a must. Always smile. Customer service plays a big role. Keep personal opinions to yourself. Back all advice given with proof from medical publications.

Key Stats for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 237 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salaries

▲7%

Quality Improvement / QA
▲6%

▲5%

▲3%

▲3%

▲2%

▲2%

▲1%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲1%

National Average
$42,000


Gynecology
▼1%


▼4%


Telemetry
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 34%
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