Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States can expect wages of $10.32 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.18 per hour to $15.66. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority (80 percent) of Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but a little more than half have medical insurance, and nearly two in five have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,807 - $36,643
(Median)
$12K
$25K
$37K
MEDIAN: $25,490
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Physician Assistant. The latter position pays an average of $83K annually. A Registered Nurse or a Certified Nurse Assistant is a typical transition from a Nurse Aide role.

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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, 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Elder Care, Hospice, and Acute Care. It is often found that people who know Elder Care are 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.


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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $25K. 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)
up arrow 22%


Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

National Average
$22,000

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Hospice
up arrow 4%


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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