Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Registered Practical Nurses in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $24.62 per hour on average. Job satisfaction for Registered Practical Nurses is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in three lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,808 - $102,129
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MEDIAN: $53,200
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$19.54 - $30.56
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Salary
$31,808 - $102,129  
   
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$37,004 - $85,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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$19.54 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$31.86  
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$37,004 - $85,883  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%

Experienced
▼1%

Skills That Affect Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Salaries


Acute Care
▲17%

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
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 32%
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