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Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN

Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN

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There is a projected need for 309,000 LPN and LVNs needed in the United States by 2016. LPN and LVNs are one of the most in demand professions in America, but with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Below is the 10 best and worst places to be a LPN and LVN based on starting salary and job openings.


10 States with the Lowest LPN/LVN Jop Openings

State Average Annual Job Openings
1. New Hampshire
110
2. South Dakota
80
3. Hawaii
70
4. North Dakota
70
5. Rhode Island
70
6. Delaware
60
7. Maine
50
8. Vermont
50
9 Wyoming
50
10. Alaska
20



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    lpn2000jan

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I have been a nurse lil over 9 yrs now & have worked many areas in 2 states (NY & IL). Seems Dr offices pay least, hospitals next, the nursing home & agency. I think out of all the areas I have explored ICU/ER was my favorite, but unfortunately most hospitals have now faded LPN's out of thise areas. Agency was great pay & able to make own schedule, but pitfall was sometimes there weren't hours available when I needed. Currently @ nursing home for about 1 year again & must say love what I do but gets frustrating when see the elderly abandoned by family. I've been thinking of moving & uncertain where I'd like to go but warmer weather sounds nice so anywhere but north so top 10 states, no way. LOL Anyone have any suggestions to nice states/areas for an experienced LPN?

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    Kozey

    about 5 years ago

    32 comments

    I want to move to Connecticut. They seem to pay the best.Anyone know where I can get A job there???????????????

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    Kozey

    about 5 years ago

    32 comments

    What about the state of Washington?

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    meaa55

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I live in California & have been in nursing for 30 years. As an LVN my highest pay in 1995 was $11.25 an hour. I opened my own Home Health Care business & and make $50-75,000. a year. All it took was a business license in the town I wanted to work, FBI check, DMV check, and putting my name on the Senior Citizens list of caregivers avalable. Set my own rate & type I would except. Michele

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    NURSE_WENDY

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I LIVE IN NEBRASKA AND HAVE BEEN AN LPN FOR 7 YEARS. I AM MAKING BETWEEN $19-$21/ HR. BUT THAT IS AT A PRN JOB AND AGENCY NURSING...... NO PTO TIME BUT I CAN MAKE MY OWN SCHEDULE

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    Esha

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    hi i live in california. i am a RN i finished it in 2007 december still i dont have any job whereever i go they are asking for experience as a new grad it is very hard to start a job in california. lot of compitition. still looking for a job. if anybody have any thoughts please let me know .

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    rebelrose

    about 5 years ago

    14 comments

    It has taken 28 yrs. to reach the grand salary of $20.25 as LPN in LTC. OVERWORKED AND UNDER PAID. Still love the profession, job leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. South Carolina was probably #11 on the worst paying states. The state is always near the bottom of every negative list, no matter what.

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    dstavala

    about 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I am a LPN in the State of New York. The highest I have made is$30.00/hourin New York City. I notice New York did not make the list of10 Highest Paying States for LPN's. Donna

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    blackmon44

    about 5 years ago

    54 comments

    For those who are CNA's interested in being an LVN they have a test you can take called the METHOD3 but it's only in the state of California. has anyone heard anything here on the nursing link about this?

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    BossAntMan27909

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a LPN/LVN in North Carolina and Grab roughly $18-$19/hr at a LTC facility. The atmosphere is pleasant and hours plentiful. I am also 1 of 2 male nurses onsite

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    CA619SD

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I live in California and I have been an LVN for 6 months and I currently work in a skilled nursing facility making $23/hr but I here from former classmates that on average most places are starting new grads at $18/hr.

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    whitefang

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    im a lvn in texas and i do not make what the pay is in west virginia. makes me want to leave this place have been here 5 yrs and still not making the lowest states salary..

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    indy_cee

    over 5 years ago

    14 comments

    I am so sick of Mississippi, it comes in last place in almost everything good. But will be the first in all things BAD so sad MS!!!

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    mommie1026

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    well...i currently work in illinois(chicago area) i currently make $20.50/hr. and that is low for chicago area. i work in a rehab/nursing center with about 30-35 patients. med pass is about 1.5hr
    on da skilled floor. the work is not hard so i guessthe pay is not bad.but i know i can make much more. with doubles and fulltime my net is about $1700 bi weekly.

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    clintcain

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I live in Oklahoma and have worked in several different nursing homes and know of a few hospital's starting pay has ranged from: 14.25 an hour to 17 an hour for charge nurse in nursing homes and 13 to 17 an hour at hospitals, and 10 to 15 an hour at assisted living and dr. offices

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