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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary (United States)

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.19 per hour. Some workers in this field — nearly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly two-fifths. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants making up 78 percent of workers. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary (?
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$17,290 - $40,476
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MEDIAN: $27,095
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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary (?
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$7.94 - $15.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,290 - $40,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,878 - $34,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $15.70  
   
Overtime
$8.21 - $24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,878 - $34,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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Job Description for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant

  • Perform basic housekeeping tasks.
  • Assist with patient transport.
  • Assist patient with daily activities such as eating bathing and dressing.
  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant

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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants sometimes assume positions such as Emergency Room Registered Nurses. That role typically pays $60K per year. A more likely transition for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants is Registered Nurse or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant

Survey results suggest that Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit , Medicine / Surgery, Geriatrics, and Hospice are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 15 percent, 10 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Elder Care. Those proficient in Elder Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Hospice and Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $21K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $25K in this role. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $26K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise close to one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

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Experience Affects Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 15%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 10%
Geriatrics
up arrow 5%
Hospice
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National Average
$22,000
Acute Care
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 40%