Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

For Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants, hourly average wages total $10.93 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by about two in five. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,544 - $41,217
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MEDIAN: $29,978
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$8.22 - $16.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,544 - $41,217  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,005 - $35,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $16.68  
   
Overtime
$8.32 - $21.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$17,005 - $35,956  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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Job Description for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant

A nurse aide, orderly, or attendant usually works under a nurse. The nurse aide will work with patients and will help them with basic living activities, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and moving from place to place. It may also be necessary to administer medicine to a patient as directed by a nurse or doctor.

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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Physician Assistant. The latter position pays an average of $84K annually. A Nurse Aide may also move into a role as a Registered Nurse or a Certified Nurse Assistant.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Medicine / Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, Geriatrics, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospice and Elder Care. Most people skilled in Elder Care are similarly competent in Acute Care, Hospice, and Medicine / Surgery.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $23K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $26K. On average, Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants make $26K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $28K.

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Key Stats for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲9%

National Average
$24,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries


Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲11%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$24,000

▼9%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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