The average Nurse Aide in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.65 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. The majority of Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although half lack health benefits of any kind, nearly one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly two in five get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,544 - $37,952
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MEDIAN: $29,176
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$8.39 - $16.38
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,544 - $37,952  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,136 - $34,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $16.38  
   
Overtime
$7.07 - $21.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Total Pay (?
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$17,136 - $34,972  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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 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. It is not uncommon for a Nurse Aide to continue on to become 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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Medicine / Surgery, Geriatrics, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Hospice and Elder 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $22K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $26K. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants see a median salary of $25K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $27K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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National Average
$23,000

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Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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