$41,177
Avg. Salary
$19.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$621

Profit Sharing

$1,021

Commission

$3,000

The average pay for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $19.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $41,177 per year.

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$0$56K
Salary $27,999 - $56,251
Bonus $99.11 - $2,912
Profit Sharing $245 - $2,996
Commission $0.00 - $12,040
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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$31,820 - $53,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,333
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $15.33 - $25.21
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.07
Overtime $19.31 - $36.87
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $99.11 - $2,912
Commission $0.00 - $12,040
Profit Sharing $245 - $2,996
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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$31,820 - $53,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 41,719

Job Description for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed practical nurses (LPN) are responsible for using their extensive training in a wide range of nursing tasks and patient-care objectives. These nurses must have strong communication skills to interact with patients, listen to their concerns, talk to their families, and solve any issues as soon as they arise. They must also be organized and pay close attention to detail to facilitate this care.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Tasks

  • Provide basic medical care helping physicians and registered nurses to focus in more specialized areas in patient care.
  • May include some clerical work and may work under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Take temperatures, dress wounds, record vital signs, collect blood and urine samples and prep patients for examinations, etc.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)


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Popular Skills for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 10,807 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 6,347 salaries. An experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 6,174 salaries. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 4,363 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,096

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

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Johnson City:
"Responsibility."
Research jobs before applying.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Greensboro:
Pros: Helping patients regain good health or assisting them in living out the remainder of their lives by being a support for them as well as their family
Cons: Having to say good bye to the terminally ill patient that I have come to love as family.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ardmore:
"Working with people is very satisfying and helping them lead."
Work in a dr's office.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Bath:
"Stressful."
Pros: Patient care.
Cons: Morale.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ocala:
"I Am A Nurse."
Pros: I make a difference in the life of another human being. Being a nurse is really what I am, not only what I do.
Cons: Bureaucracies, cliques, paperwork.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Black Mountain:
"I love it."
Pros: Caring for my residents and families.
Cons: Working short staff.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Erie:
"Compassion Is A Virtue Use It."
Wear good shoes! Always use good body mechanics and be an example of health to your patients. The customer may not always be right but always always have a smile and do your best to accommodate them to the best of your ability. We are all human we make mistakes learn from them don't beat yourself up over the small errors. You will learn life is really too short love and care for your patients as if they are your family.

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Key Stats for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5668 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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▲2%

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▼0%

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National Average
$41,000


Telemetry
▼2%

▼3%


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5668 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 34%