Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary

Most Registered Practical Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $24.52 per hour. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. For the most part, Registered Practical Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,807 - $98,633
$33K
$52K
$99K
MEDIAN: $51,507
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$19.54 - $30.38
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$0$98K
Salary $32,807 - $98,633
Total Pay (?
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$37,952 - $84,056
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $19.54 - $30.38
Overtime $31.86
Annual Data $0$84K
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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$37,952 - $84,056
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 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)

Pay by Experience for a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 12 salaries. A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 10 salaries.

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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
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

Late-Career
▲3%

▼0%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries


Acute Care
▲17%

Pediatrics
▲3%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 36%
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