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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.


Top 10 States with the Most LPN/LVN Jop Openings

State Average Annual Job Openings
1. Florida
2,400
2. California
2,300
3. Pennsylvania
1,450
4. Ohio
1,200
5. Georgia
960
6. Tennessee
870
7. New Jersey
800
8. Illinois
750
9. North Carolina
720
10. Indiana
710

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    sfccon

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Wow, the by looking here, I am amazed by the difference in the pay rates. Why is Texas no where on these lists? Doesn't everyone know that everthing is bigger in Texas!! I am an LVN working ICU/ER at $29.80/hr

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    lilheapoflovin

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Dont come to Tennessee because they absolutely pay nothing here.....

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    lpn2000jan

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 years ago

    32 comments

    What about the state of Washington?

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    meaa55

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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