Average Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) is $21.69.
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $27
$750 - $1,200
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,000
Total Pay
$36,970 - $59,804

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Job Description for Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN)

Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) Tasks
  • Interview patients to determine problems and medical condition.
  • Ensure equipment and rooms are sterilized.
  • Administer medicine, observe patient, and report any adverse reaction to the medication.
  • Assist physician with examination and complete any follow-ups or lab requests.
  • Document patients' status in chart for the physician.

Job Satisfaction for Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN)

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN)

The top respondents for the job title Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) are from the companies Golden LivingCenters, HCR ManorCare and Sava Senior Care. Reported salaries are highest at HCR ManorCare where the average pay is $22.47. Golden LivingCenters pays the lowest at around $19.62.

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Popular Skills for Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN)

Skills in Geriatrics, Wound Care and Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Psychiatric and Long Term Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN)

An entry-level Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.57 based on 5 salaries. An early career Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.17 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.16 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.46 based on 92 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Charge Nurse (LVN/LPN) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 21.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19.6% more) and Richmond, Virginia (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, Alabama (8.9% less), Columbus, Ohio (3.6% less) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (3.2% less).

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