Average Late-Career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Late-Career Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is $23.55.
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Hourly Rate
$19 - $30
$99 - $4,958
Profit Sharing
$197 - $2,543
Total Pay
$38,923 - $64,467

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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, 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)

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.
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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