The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is $23.55.
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Job Description for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Nurses are an essential part of the medical practice, and without them, proper recovery and acclimation to medical environments can be difficult. The duty of a licensed vocational nurse is to help patients prepare for treatment and assist in their recovery. To do this, licensed vocational nurses will be required to talk to patients and doctors, review medical documentation, report and document any changes in a patient's medical conditions, and monitor a patient's health during his or her stay. T…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
The top respondents for the job title Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) are from the companies Maxim, Maxim Healthcare Services and Texas Childrens Pediatric Associates. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $27.69. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Texas Childrens Pediatric Associates and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $26.39 and $26.20, respectively. Maxim pays the lowest at around $21.47. Maxim Healthcare Services and Epic Health Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.68 and $21.99, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
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Skills in Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics, Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care and Geriatrics.
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 $19.79 based on 739 salaries. An early career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.78 based on 3,708 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.79 based on 2,291 salaries. An experienced Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.39 based on 2,227 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (10.3% more) and Houston, Texas (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (5.9% less), Fort Worth, Texas (1.8% less) and Austin, Texas (1.8% less).
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