Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Average Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States make around $10.17 per hour. Job satisfaction for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by roughly two in five. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,136 - $33,971
(Median)
$12K
$26K
$34K
MEDIAN: $26,293
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$8.04 - $15.39
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,136 - $33,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
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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$16,674 - $33,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $15.39  
   
Overtime
$7.49 - $21.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
   
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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$16,674 - $33,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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As Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants transition into upper-level roles such as Physician Assistant, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Physician Assistants earn $82K on average per year. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants most often move into positions as Registered Nurses or Certified Nurse Assistants; those groups report median salaries that are $33K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants report using a wide range 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 24 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Elder Care. The majority of those who know Elder Care also know Hospice and Acute Care. Most people skilled in Geriatrics are similarly competent 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $21K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $25K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $25K. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $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 24%

Geriatrics
up arrow 9%


Hospice
up arrow 1%

National Average
$22,000

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Elder Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 42%
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