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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States pull down an average of $10.15 per hour. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants survey respondents are women (79 percent). The majority of Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately two in five lack health benefits of any kind, a little more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,164 - $36,065
(Median)
$12K
$27K
$36K
MEDIAN: $26,626
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$7.98 - $15.51
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$12,164 - $36,065  
   
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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$16,556 - $33,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $15.51  
   
Overtime
$7.26 - $21.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$16,556 - $33,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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. The most common next step for a Nurse Aide is to become a Registered Nurse or a Certified Nurse Assistant. The former position pays an additional $33K per year on average, and the latter position pays $1K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


Survey results show that Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants use a fair number of 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, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Elder Care. Most people skilled in Geriatrics are similarly competent in Acute Care. It is often found that people who know Elder Care are also skilled in 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. On average, Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $22K on average.

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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 4%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

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
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 40%
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