Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary

Registered Practical Nurses in the United States pull down an average of $24.90 per hour. Job satisfaction for Registered Practical Nurses is high. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. Women make up the vast majority of Registered Practical Nurses (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,609 - $87,393

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$15.58 - $36.50

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Salary
$30,609 - $87,393  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
Total Pay (?
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$32,766 - $83,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $36.50  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $64.34  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,818  
   
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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$32,766 - $83,835  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

AA registered practical nurse (RPN) is a designation used primarily in Ontario in Canada. It is essentially the equivalent of a licensed practical nurse (LPN), a designation in use in other provinces and throughout the United States. RPNs usually work as direct reports to registered nurses (RN) in the field of hospital and clinical care. They perform many of the routine duties normally associated with nursing and also report any noted changes in the patient that may affect ongoing treatment.

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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Tasks

  • Provide assistance including medications, changing dressings, and bathing patients.
  • Monitor patients' progress and report changes.
  • Collect patient health information like blood pressure, temperature, and pulse.
  • Provide patients and families with health and safety information.

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Typical Registered Practical Nurses report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Acute Care, Medicine / Surgery, and Pediatrics can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $49K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $53K. Registered Practical Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $63K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Acute Care
up arrow 13%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%
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