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Yes, you can make $100,000 per year as a licensed practical nurse. While possible, it is unlikely to earn over $100k as a licensed practical nurse because even higher-paid positions do not typically earn more than $65,000 per year. The average annual salary for a licensed practical nurse is $48,757.
Yes, hospitals are still hiring LPNs. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) plays a vital role in hospitals providing routine care, observing patients' health, assisting doctors and registered nurses, and communicating with patients and their families.
An LPN makes $22 an hour ($46,282 a year). However, there is some range in how much an LPN can earn an hour - starting from as little as $13.49 an hour to $29.34. Factors such as years of experience, location, and company type impact how much an LPN can make.
No, it is not hard to get a job as an LPN. The need for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) depends on where you live and want to work.
For example, it's easier to land a job at a doctor's office because they're more likely to hire LPNs. The reason for this is because they can pay LPNs less money than they would a registered nurse. LTC facilities are also more likely to staff LPNs than RNs to handle things like IV infusion orders or wound treatment.
The highest-paying LPN jobs are for those who work in healthcare teams or at rehabilitation centers. The average LPN position pays between $13.49 to $29.34 an hour. The highest paying LPN positions make upwards of $50,000 a year.