Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salary

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) earns an average wage of $19.06 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$28,970 - $56,333
$29K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,618
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$15.35 - $25.06
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MEDIAN: $19.41
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$0$56K
Salary $28,970 - $56,333
Bonus $96.76 - $3,074
Profit Sharing $17.00 - $3,037
Commission $1,000
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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$31,922 - $53,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,433
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $15.35 - $25.06
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $5.48
Overtime $18.70 - $36.56
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $96.76 - $3,074
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $17.00 - $3,037
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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$31,922 - $53,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23,776

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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.

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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: $41,044

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Reviews

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

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Winter Park:
"I enjoy helping people."
Pros: I like that I can have the flexibility of leaving at a certain time to pick up my children. I enjoy working with children and helping them.
Cons: The pay rate is under the average for an LPN in Florida. The stress level is starting to increase due to increased work load.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Mount Juliet:
Pros: Helping out my patients.
Cons: Management.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Nashville:
"Work flexibility, the management."
Pros: Flexible if need time off, low stress level, more one on one time with patient.
Cons: Its hard communicating with people in the office, management could be better, they seem to lose things pretty often. Feel underpaid.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Brooklyn:
"Very cheap."
Pros: Flexible.
Cons: No overtime, no pay raises and difficult to communicate with.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Humboldt:
"Pass pills."
Pros: Spending time with residents.
Cons: Passing pills/no relationship.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Quitman:
"Helping save lives."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Nothing.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Winchester:
"Great Hospital Experience for Licensed Practical Nurses!"
Pros: I like that I am assigned to the two medical surgical floors, but can float to ICU, Emergency Department, Cardiac Cath Lab, Labor and Delivery, and you name it! Secondly, I love the people I work with.
Cons: There is no pay transparency. It seemed like all the new hires past a certain date did not receive a med/animosity extra pay per hour like the older hires. It caused a lot of aminosity for a few months. Then out of nowhere our manager told all the new people they would be getting the extra pay. Poor communication about pay. It got to the point where nurses were sharing what they made with one another to make sure they were not getting the bad end of the deal.

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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 3054 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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▲2%

National Average
$41,000

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▼7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

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National Average
$41,000


Telemetry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3054 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%
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