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Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Are you earning what you deserve?

Jose Fermoso | NursingLink

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Licensed practical and vocational nurses are needed in all types of healthcare environments, including hospitals and residential facilities. The former constitutes about 25% of all vocational nurse jobs in the U.S. Other types of facilities include community care facilities for the elderly, outpatient care centers, and government agencies

Employment for this type of nursing has grown faster than the national average. The best job opportunities are in nursing care facilities and home healthcare services, with the overall number of jobs growing to nearly 1 million by the end of next year (2011). Just like other nursing jobs, the biggest demand for licensed practical and vocational nurses stems from the growth of the elderly population and the shift of after-surgery patient care from hospitals to nursing care facilities. In addition, the U.S. Labor Department says one of the biggest reasons for growth is the fact many of these types of nurses are exiting the workforce, leaving many highly needed jobs open.

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Median annual wages of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses were $39,530 by end of last year. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses are: Employment services ($44,690); Nursing care facilities ($40,580); Home health care services ($39,510); General medical and surgical hospitals ($38,080); and offices of physicians ($35,020).

Mean Hourly Wage: $19.66
Mean Annual Wage: $40,900
Mean Annual Wage for 2011: $41,900

TOP 10 STATES IN 2010

Hourly Wage 
 Annual Wage
Connecticut
$25.34
$52,700
New Jersey
$24.23
$50,400
Rhode Island
$23.99
$49,900
Maryland
$23.82
$49,500
Massachusetts
$23.81
$49,500
California
$23.74
$49,400
District of Columbia
$23.16
$48,200
Nevada
$23.15
$48,200
New Mexico
$22.89
$47,600
Delaware
$22.88
$47,600


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    IrynaNurse

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I am Rn , working in nursing home in Seattle , 2 years exp, 25.25$/h

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    rondodondo

    almost 4 years ago

    14 comments

    Those numbers do not reflect reality. Im an RN at a hospital in Pa and I make 20.65/hr. PATHETIC. Shows why we need a union.....

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    HerbalNurse

    almost 4 years ago

    466 comments

    Yeah, I am agreeing that the mean annual wage is a little high. I am maxed out in base salary, due to being a nurse so long.

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    goffjmorgan

    almost 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Ks, PRN RN with 4 years experience--$35 + differential

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    lulubelle

    almost 4 years ago

    8 comments

    As a CRRN I make $34.00hrly. with Associate Degree

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    mosh1961

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I live in northern michigan and work in a 218 bed hospital, I make over $30 an hour with 20 years experience.

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    falishalee

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Thats sad, im a nursing assistant with the government and I make $19/hr...for an RN to make under $20 is absolutely ridiculous!

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    DaMomb

    almost 4 years ago

    1244 comments

    Been an LPN for nearly 20 years...really WISH I made even CLOSE to those wages!

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    damarisoyola

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm a registered nurse in Puerto Rico working in the Emergency department and I only make
    $14.00/hr. This with 4 years experience and all the certifications. I have co-workers that have
    Been working at the ED for over 20 years and the most they make is $19/hr. :-(

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    PacificNWrn

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    18 years RN experience (2 yr degree) Hourly wage $40 before differentials. Seattle, Wa

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    rthompson

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I agree with Bombero, it does depend on your location.

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    Bombero

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Mass seems pretty accurate to me. just think its average, most people are going to make less but there are the people in boston with a lot of experience specializing in something that make a fortune. same with NY, the nurses in NYC are going to make a lot more than someone at Olean general or a smaller hospital like jones memorial. My friend just graduated and got her first job about 30 min north of Boston and makes 26/hr. It all depends on your location.

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    shoyleyap

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I made $20/hr when I graduated 17 yrs ago I make about $38/hr without differentals now

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    marvan8kbs

    almost 4 years ago

    6 comments

    Wow..i'm with rondodondo...i have 18 years experience as an rn and make 22$ /hr...that seems more realistic..i don't know any nurses that make that kind of hourly wage, anywhere...

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    marywang46

    almost 4 years ago

    8 comments

    THANK YOU for the good info!

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