An Entry-Level Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) earns an average wage of $19.67 per hour.

$29,697 - $52,264
(Median)
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$52K
MEDIAN: $40,167
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$15.43 - $25.12
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,697 - $52,264  
   
Bonus
$289.73 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$32,143 - $53,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $25.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.35  
Overtime
$21.29 - $37.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$289.73 - $3,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$32,143 - $53,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,729
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,283

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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
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Wound Care
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Psychiatric
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Dialysis
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Geriatrics
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Elder Care
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Gynecology
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Acute Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$41,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Pediatrics
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Family Practice
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Telemetry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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