The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with Acute Care skills is $21.71.
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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. LPNs follow strict safety and privacy guidelines to maintain confidentiality and security in th…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
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Skills in Long Term Care, Geriatrics, Elder Care and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care.
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 $18.29 based on 145 salaries. An early career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.95 based on 1,224 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.16 based on 1,031 salaries. An experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.76 based on 1,197 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 53.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Detroit, Michigan (17.3% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Syracuse, New York (8.0% less), New Orleans, Louisiana (6.1% less) and Memphis, Tennessee (3.5% less).
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