Charge Nurse (LVN) Salary

Most LVN Charge Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $22.16 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,234 - $68,094
$35K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,015
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50%
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$18.27 - $27.31
$18
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$27
MEDIAN: $21.95
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$0$68K
Salary $35,234 - $68,094
Bonus $375
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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$38,370 - $59,747
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $18.27 - $27.31
Overtime $27.01 - $42.05
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $375
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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$38,370 - $59,747
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 507

Job Description for Charge Nurse (LVN)

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Charge Nurse (LVN)


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Though it's uncommon, some LVN Charge Nurses move into roles as MDS Coordinators, where pay is an average $57K per year. The most common promotion for LVN Charge Nurses is a Licensed Vocational Nurse position, which usually brings in $41K a year. Another standard transition for LVN Charge Nurses seeking advancement is to assume a Registered Nurse role, where pay is often $56K.

Charge Nurse (LVN) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (LVN)

Pay by Experience for a Charge Nurse (LVN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Charge Nurse (LVN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Charge Nurse (LVN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Charge Nurse (LVN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 92 salaries. A Charge Nurse (LVN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,945

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

For LVN Charge Nurses, busy Sacramento offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. LVN Charge Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Long Beach (+15 percent), Houston (+6 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), and Austin (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Merced (12 percent less) and Fort Worth (8 percent less).

Charge Nurse (LVN) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Charge Nurse (LVN)?

Charge Nurse (LVN) in Austin:
"Too much, not enough pay."
Pros: I like to seey patients heal, getting physical therapy & if able to go home. Everyday is challenging but the outcome is what counts.
Cons: Not enough help, work with up to 60 patients some days. No organization, short staffed almost always. Management does not do their part. Job description is not what is on paper, you will always do more & other people's work. Back- breaking, literally!!

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Key Stats for Charge Nurse (LVN)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (LVN) Salaries

IV Certified
▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$47,000

Geriatrics
▼1%

Pediatrics
▼5%

Clinical Supervision
▼8%

Long Term Care
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 38%