Entry-Level Charge Nurse (LPN) Salary

Average Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses make around $19.04 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,722 - $54,730
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$41K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,288
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$15.86 - $24.80
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$0$54K
Salary $30,722 - $54,730
Bonus $409.63
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$33,873 - $52,737
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $15.86 - $24.80
Overtime $20.67 - $37.44
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $409.63
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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$33,873 - $52,737
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 297

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Charge Nurse (LPN) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Charge Nurse (LPN)


Life Care Centers of America leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $43K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,529

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses, 29 percent above the national average. Entry-Level LPN Charge Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+25 percent), Portland (+18 percent), Richmond (+16 percent), and Las Vegas (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Grand Rapids is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Augusta and 3 percent less in Tulsa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Charge Nurse (LPN) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Bridgeville:
Don't was time with lpn school go straight to RNs . In this profession lpn can't advance to any position except pass med.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Amboy:
Recieve the proper training before working on your own.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Washington:
"The hours and they constantly change."
If you have no experience and are fresh out of nursing school, don't specialize in one field. Get your feet wet in one specialization and learn how to work somewhere else and becom specialized in that field. My 1st job was a dialysis nurse but once I was comfortable there, I got a job at a nursing home to learn how to work as a nurse and learn to charge. Nursing homes are the only places that I know of where you can learn the art of charging others. Once comfortable there, I sought and obtained a job at a hospital on med/surg floor where I learned how to manage 1-7 patients in an acute setting where I could actively start IVs, IV drips, manage IV pumps etc.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Woonsocket:
"Limited job oppurtunities in my area."
Need to be proactive, be prepared to do a lot of teaching, especially with your staff members, have confidence in yourself, learn everything you can, don't be afraid to ask questions.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Springfield:
"How much paperwork there is."
Speed comes with experience. Be safe, ask about what you don't know.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in New York:
"Need To Be Healthy And Strong."
Need to know how to teach, mentor and take charge in stressful situations.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Pine Bluff:
"Beware of the pitfalls."
Be very aware of your surrounding.

Key Stats for Charge Nurse (LPN)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%
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Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Acute Care
▼1%

Assisted Living
▼1%

Rehabilitation
▼3%

Wound Care
▼3%

Psychiatric
▼3%

Geriatrics
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%
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