Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary

Registered Practical Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $24.87 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,282 - $100,671
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MEDIAN: $50,974
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$20.05 - $35.64
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MEDIAN: $24.87
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$38,888 - $85,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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$20.05 - $35.64  
   
Overtime
$31.86  
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$38,888 - $85,479  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $53K. Registered Practical Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $53K.

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Key Stats for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲3%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%

Experienced
▼1%

Skills That Affect Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries


Acute Care
▲16%

Pediatrics
▲3%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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