Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Median pay for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States is around $10.32 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.18 per hour and $15.66. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, a little more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and close to two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,807 - $36,643
(Median)
$12K
$25K
$37K
MEDIAN: $25,490
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90%

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$8.18 - $15.66
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,807 - $36,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
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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$16,824 - $33,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.18 - $15.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$7.15 - $21.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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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$16,824 - $33,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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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

  • 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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Physician Assistant. The average Physician Assistant brings home $83K per year. 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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Intensive Care Unit, Medicine / Surgery, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 11 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care, Hospice, and Acute Care. Those proficient in Elder Care are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


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. On average, Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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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)
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Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

National Average
$22,000

Acute Care
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Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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