Average Early-Career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Hourly Pay

$18.86
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$601
Bonus
$3,200
Commission
$875
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $18.86.
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$15.10
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$18.86
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$24.46
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $24
Bonus
$96 - $2,846
Profit Sharing
$5 - $2,036
Commission
$0 - $3,200
Total Pay
$31,464 - $52,064

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The top respondents for the job title Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are from the companies DaVita Inc., HCR ManorCare and Genesis HealthCare. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $20.92. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Genesis HealthCare and HCR ManorCare, earning around $20.23 and $20.00, respectively. PSA healthcare pays the lowest at around $17.66. NHC Healthcare and DaVita Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.44 and $18.72, 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 $18.06 based on 2,365 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 9,552 salaries. An experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.72 based on 10,929 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 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (25.7% more) and Cleveland, Ohio (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (0.5% less) and Orlando, Florida (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32,095 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.4%
Mid Career
29.8%
Experienced
34.1%
Late Career
28.8%