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Here's everything you need to know about how often nurses get paid.

Make sure you read till the end because I will also discuss the most common pay schedule for nurses.

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How Often do Nurses Get Paid?

Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses are usually paid weekly or biweekly. It's not uncommon to see some nursing jobs (especially state jobs) where staff is paid on a monthly schedule.

What's the Most Common Pay Schedule For Nurses?

The most common pay schedule for nurses is most likely a biweekly pay schedule. It's important to note that it's not the only pay schedule you will see for nurses.

Many state nursing jobs are paid on a monthly pay schedule, and you can also find nursing jobs that pay on a weekly pay schedule.

Ultimately, the individual company determines this, though some pay schedules are more common in certain circumstances.

If you prefer a particular pay schedule, you'll need to talk to HR before accepting a nursing job to see how they handle payments.

ProTip
I'm not sure this is the most important question to ask the interviewer during a nurse interview, but it is one you certainly could ask.

Key Takeways

The pay schedule you're going to have will be determined by your employer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are nursing jobs available that will pay nurses on a monthly schedule, and there are also nursing jobs out there that pay on a weekly or biweekly schedule.

Some facilities still send out physical checks, but for the most part, direct deposit is the most preferred option from both the employer and the employee standpoint.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses make about 75,300 a year while LPNs and LVNs make about $50K a year.