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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary (United States)

A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) earns an average wage of $24.52 per hour.
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary (?
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$30,304 - $85,379
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,932
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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary (?
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$15.64 - $36.58
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,304 - $85,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,096  
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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$33,179 - $84,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $36.58  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $49.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,096  
   
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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$33,179 - $84,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Registered practical nurses (RPN's) play a major role in the medical field. What is not handled by a doctor is usually handled by an RPN. They care for patients with all forms of illness or injury. RPN's usually spend more time with patients than with a doctor, particularly when handling patients who are in critical condition when they are at the patient's bedside sometimes for their entire shift.
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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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Experience Affects Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Acute Care
up arrow 8%
Pediatrics
up arrow 2%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%