Wages & Benefits of an LPN

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    Wages

    • The mean annual wage for LPNs in the U.S. is $40,900, with the bottom 10 percent earning $28,890 and the top 10 percent earning $55,090. These averages include LPNs working in hospitals, clinics, private practice, private homes and nursing homes.

    Industry

    • The industry with the highest level of employment for LPNs is that of nursing care facilities, which pays an annual mean wage of $42,320. General medical and surgical hospitals are also regular employers of LPNs and offer an average salary of $39,980. The offices of physicians offer an average salary of $36,770, while home health care services and community health care facilities for the elderly pay an annual mean wage of $42,300 and $41,950 respectively.

    Location

    • The Bureau of Labor Statistics names Connecticut as the top-paying state for LPNs, with an average yearly wage of $52,300. New Jersey and Rhode Island follow, with salary averages of $50,350 and $50,010, respectively. Tennessee is the state with the highest number of LPNs and an annual mean wage of $35,990, followed by Louisiana with an average salary of $37,390.

    Benefits

    • According to Illinois WorkNet, LPNs who work full-time receive such benefits as paid vacation, sick leave and health insurance, while part-time LPNs do not usually receive benefits. In some cases, both full-time and part-time LPNs receive annual leave and sick leave based on the number of days and/or hours they work a week. They may also be eligible for sign-on bonuses.

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