Average Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Hourly Pay

$22.45
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$813
Bonus
$0
Commission
$983
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The average hourly pay for a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is $22.45.
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$17.65
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$22.45
90%
$28.61
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$18 - $29
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$10 - $2,553
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What Do Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)s Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

3.8 out of 5
(1,237)
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74Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) are from the companies Maxim Healthcare Services, Kaiser Permanente and DaVita Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $28.97. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Healthcare and DaVita Inc., earning around $24.04 and $21.04, respectively. Maxim pays the lowest at around $20.00. University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Maxim Healthcare Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.28 and $20.29, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)s?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)s?

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 $20.18 based on 663 salaries. An early career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.49 based on 3,227 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.23 based on 2,089 salaries. An experienced Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.73 based on 2,111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 10.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.5% more) and Houston, Texas (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (7.4% less), Fort Worth, Texas (0.9% less) and Austin, Texas (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9,460 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
34.1%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
22.3%
Late Career
14.5%