Average Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $18.09.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $23
$50 - $3,987
Profit Sharing
$100 - $1,000
Total Pay
$30,275 - $49,957

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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., ManorCare and Maxim Healthcare Services. Reported salaries are highest at HCR ManorCare where the average pay is $18.59. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ManorCare, earning around $17.90. DaVita Inc. pays the lowest at around $17.15. Maxim Healthcare Services also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.23.

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Popular Skills for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Skills in Long Term Care, Geriatrics, Elder Care and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

An early career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.90 based on 12,657 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.00 based on 9,633 salaries. An experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.77 based on 11,047 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 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (24.6% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (9.0% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3.7% less).

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