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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States take home approximately $10.08 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a little more than half have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants survey respondents are women (77 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$12,365 - $39,732
(Median)
$12K
$28K
$40K
MEDIAN: $28,394
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$7.96 - $15.54
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,365 - $39,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
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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$16,684 - $33,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $15.54  
   
Overtime
$7.60 - $22.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
   
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).
)
$16,684 - $33,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264

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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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For Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants, progressing to a Physician Assistant role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Physician Assistant can earn $82K annually. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Registered Nurses or Certified Nurse Assistants. The median paychecks in those roles are $33K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


Survey results suggest that Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Intensive Care Unit, Geriatrics, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care. Those proficient in Elder Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Hospice, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery. It is often found that people who know Geriatrics are also skilled in 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $20K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. For Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $22K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries




National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 25%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Hospice
0%

National Average
$22,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 41%