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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary (United States)

A Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant earns an average wage of $10.19 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is associated with high pay for this job.
Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary (?
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$17,290 - $40,476
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27,095
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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary (?
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$7.94 - $15.70
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,290 - $40,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
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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$16,878 - $34,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.94 - $15.70  
   
Overtime
$8.21 - $24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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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$16,878 - $34,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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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.

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Experience Affects Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 15%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 10%
Geriatrics
up arrow 5%
Hospice
up arrow 2%
National Average
$22,000
Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 40%