Average Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Hourly Pay

$20.41
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$674
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$986
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The average hourly pay for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $20.41.
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$16.11
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$20.41
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$26.24
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $26
Bonus
$100 - $2,987
Profit Sharing
$204 - $3,051
Commission
$486 - $17,500
Total Pay
$33,650 - $56,224
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What Do Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s Do?

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
(6,168)
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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, Maxim and DaVita Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Bayada where the average pay is $23.37. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Genesis HealthCare and HCR ManorCare, earning around $21.84 and $21.26, respectively. PSA healthcare pays the lowest at around $19.56. Maxim Healthcare Services and Maxim also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.67 and $20.31, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s?

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 $18.42 based on 2,044 salaries. An early career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.27 based on 11,051 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.36 based on 8,752 salaries. An experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.17 based on 10,415 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (22.0% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (5.5% less) and Orlando, Florida (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 41,030 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.0%
Early Career
26.9%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
25.4%
Late Career
21.4%