Average Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with Acute Care Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with Acute Care skills is $22.29.
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $28
$181 - $2,980
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $2,979
Total Pay
$36,735 - $60,874

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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 Kindred Healthcare, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and Kaiser Permanente. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $28.51. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dignity Health and Sansum Clinic, earning around $27.79 and $26.06, respectively. University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) pays the lowest at around $20.40. DaVita Inc. and Kindred Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.88 and $23.23, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Skills in Geriatrics 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 $20.16 based on 65 salaries. An early career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.11 based on 410 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.98 based on 307 salaries. An experienced Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.66 based on 288 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 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.4% more) and Houston, Texas (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (4.8% less), San Antonio, Texas (2.5% less) and Riverside, California (0.4% less).

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