Average Experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Hourly Pay

$20.68
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$739
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$1,073
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $20.68.
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$16.64
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$20.68
90%
$26.41
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $26
Bonus
$100 - $2,983
Profit Sharing
$244 - $3,041
Commission
$0 - $8,500
Total Pay
$34,672 - $56,799

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are from the companies Maxim, Maxim Healthcare Services and DaVita Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at PSA healthcare where the average pay is $20.83. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Genesis HealthCare and Sava Senior Care, earning around $20.58 and $20.57, respectively. Maxim Healthcare Services pays the lowest at around $19.00. Golden LivingCenters and Maxim also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.73 and $19.93, 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 $18.01 based on 2,418 salaries. An early career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.80 based on 12,878 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.95 based on 9,689 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 Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (10.3% more) and Cleveland, Ohio (9.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 34,337 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
28.2%
Late Career
27.2%