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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Average Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States make around $10.16 per hour. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants survey respondents are women (79 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,414 - $39,453
(Median)
$14K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $27,853
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$8.00 - $15.52
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,414 - $39,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $999  
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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$16,692 - $33,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$7.26 - $20.89  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $999  
   
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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$16,692 - $33,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262

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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. Becoming a Registered Nurse or a Certified Nurse Assistant is often the next step for a Nurse Aide.

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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, facility with Intensive Care Unit and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Elder Care. Those proficient in Geriatrics are, more often than not, also skilled in Acute Care. The majority of those who know Elder Care also know Hospice, Acute Care, 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $21K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $25K. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 23%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Hospice
up arrow 3%

National Average
$22,000

Acute Care
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 40%
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