Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Memphis, Tennessee Salary

The average rate for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Memphis, Tennessee is $19.61 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Hospice is associated with high pay for this job.

$16.38 - $25.69
$16
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20.19
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Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $16.38 - $25.69
Overtime $20.71 - $40.18
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $125.00
Total Pay (?
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$34,198 - $57,859
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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.

About Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County, Tennessee
655,760
Male:
312,237 (47.6%)
Female:
343,523 (52.4%)
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Memphis had a population of 653,450 in 2013, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee. It is the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the greater Southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2014 population of 1,317,314. This makes Memphis the second-largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed by metropolitan Nashville. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson. A resident of Memphis is referred to...
Memphis:
$36,908
Tennessee:
$47,275
$826
Memphis:
$94,400
Tennessee:
$150,600
6.5%

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Job Listings

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 $39,000 based on 34 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 $44,000 based on 16 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 $43,000 based on 31 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 $44,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$42,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salaries

Hospice
▲32%

▲1%

▼0%

Acute Care
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Telemetry
▼2%


Medicine / Surgery
▼4%

Wound Care
▼6%

Elder Care
▼7%


Family Practice
▼8%

Psychiatric
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 28%