Women make up the vast majority of Registered Practical Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $25.12 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Most Registered Practical Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,383 - $87,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $53K.

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Key Stats for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Acute Care
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Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 11%

Pediatrics
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
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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