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LVN Salary

$49,511 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a LVN is $49,511 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a LVN is between $36,416 and $60,442. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a LVN. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Cares for and gives prescribed medical personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled patients in such settings as hospitals, clinics, private homes, schools, sanitariums, and similar institutions.
  • Takes and records patients' vital signs.
  • Dresses wounds, gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages.
  • Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
  • Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
  • Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts.
  • Requires an LPN or LVN license.
LVN Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Job family population: 702,700

Estimated population of LVN jobs: 652,956

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

LVN Job Listings for United States

Licensed Vocational Nurse
May 24
Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Chelsea's Home Health Care Inc.
We offer a paid training program for LVNs. We make sure all LVNs go through extensive training with LVN supervisors and shadowing at patient's site. All LVNs will be given a detailed plan of care ...
Pediatric RN/LVN.Sunday - Saturday 9a - 5p 0r 10a -6p (Italy)
May 24
Italy, TX, USA
Children's Home Healthcare
Registered Nurse (RN) Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Shifts: * Sunday thru Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm or 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Registered Nurse (RN) Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Essential Functions
1:1 Private Duty Nurse | LVN | Licensed Vocational Nurse
May 24
Hayward, CA, USA
Ro Health
Ro Health is seeking a few great Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) to care for special needs children! Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Position Details: * Locations: Hayward, CA * Specialty
Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN
May 24
Walnut Creek, United States
HCR ManorCare
The Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN is responsible for supervising nursing personnel to deliver nursing care and within scope of practice coordinates care delivery, which will ensure that patient s ...
BHJOB809_33395 Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN
May 24
Orange, CA, USA
OfficeWorks, Inc.
Licensed Vocational Nurse, LVN, needed for a Cardiology practice located in Orange County. Main duties will be to support the Coumadin Clinic needs and occasionally support as needed throughout the ...
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