Average Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Hourly Pay

$19.91
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$679
Bonus
$3,200
Commission
$998
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The average hourly pay for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $19.91.
10%
$15.71
MEDIAN
$19.91
90%
$25.64
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $26
Bonus
$100 - $2,999
Profit Sharing
$195 - $3,018
Commission
$491 - $15,456
Total Pay
$32,797 - $54,886

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Job Description for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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.

Job Satisfaction for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

3.7 out of 5
(6,230)
Highly Satisfied
316Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The top respondents for the job title Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are from the companies Maxim Healthcare Services, DaVita Inc. and Maxim. Reported salaries are highest at Bayada where the average pay is $23.20. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCR ManorCare and Genesis HealthCare, earning around $21.28 and $21.09, respectively. Maxim Healthcare Services pays the lowest at around $19.08. DaVita Inc. and PSA healthcare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.68 and $19.85, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Skills in Long Term Care, Geriatrics, Elder Care, Wound Care and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

An entry-level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.03 based on 2,424 salaries. An early career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.80 based on 12,882 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.95 based on 9,694 salaries. An experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.68 based on 11,079 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 24.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (21.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 45,434 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
28.4%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
20.6%