Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary (United States)

A Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) earns an average wage of $24.77 per hour.
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Total Pay (?
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$30,201 - $83,643
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MEDIAN: $47,961
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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Total Pay (?
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$15.78 - $36.18
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,201 - $83,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
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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$33,880 - $83,211  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $36.18  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $49.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
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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$33,880 - $83,211  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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 22%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Acute Care
up arrow 9%
National Average
$52,000
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
Pediatrics
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%
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