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.

$27,705 - $55,591
$28K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,809
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$15.16 - $24.97
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$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.24
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$0$55K
Salary $27,705 - $55,591
Bonus $0.00 - $2,409
Profit Sharing $242 - $3,039
Commission $0.00 - $11,920
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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$31,444 - $53,551
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,321
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $15.16 - $24.97
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.03
Overtime $18.78 - $36.81
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,409
Commission $0.00 - $11,920
Profit Sharing $242 - $3,039
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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$31,444 - $53,551
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 39,658

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Pay By Employer

$0$54K

$39,146

DaVita Inc.
122 profiles
$39,196

Maxim
93 profiles
$40,185

PSA healthcare
88 profiles
$40,510

HCR ManorCare
85 profiles
$42,962

$43,607

$38,412

Corizon
68 profiles
$41,105

$44,231

$40,147

Common Career Paths for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)


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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Job Listings

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: $40,649

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

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Reviews

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

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Springfield:
"Exciting."
Pros: Helping people
Cons: Bed pans

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Indianapolis:
"Amazing."
Pros: working with different demographics
Cons: the odors

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Milwaukee:
"It's a fulfilling career with many rewards, it can be challe."
Pros: Making a difference in others lives.
Cons: The shortage of staff, the stressful days, and not being appreciated.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Chillicothe:
"I am a nurse!"
Pros: Being able to help those in need.
Cons: Charting.

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.

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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 4778 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

▲5%

▲3%

▲3%

▲2%



▲2%

▲1%

▲1%


Telemetry
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼2%


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4778 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: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 34%