Average Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Hourly Pay

$21.65
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$924
Bonus
$0
Commission
$1,100
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The average hourly pay for a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is $21.65.
10%
$17.09
10%
$21.65
50%
$27.70
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90%
MEDIAN $21.65
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $28
Bonus
$151 - $3,000
Profit Sharing
$10 - $2,963
Total Pay
$35,677 - $59,990

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Job Description for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Tasks
  • Provide nursing care to patients under the supervision of RNs or other medical professionals.
  • Prepare patients for exams or procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain equipment and supplies.
  • Observe and chart patient condition.
  • Administer prescribed medications.
The top respondents for the job title Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) are from the companies Maxim Healthcare Services, Maxim and Kaiser Permanente. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $28.93. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Healthcare and DaVita Inc., earning around $23.68 and $20.87, respectively. Maxim Healthcare Services pays the lowest at around $18.82. Maxim and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.90 and $20.16, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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Popular Skills for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

An entry-level Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.71 based on 745 salaries. An early career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.58 based on 3,710 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.61 based on 2,294 salaries. An experienced Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.26 based on 2,187 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 8.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.8% more) and Houston, Texas (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (6.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,330 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.2%
Early Career
35.9%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
13.5%