Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States take home approximately $10.15 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $8.07 per hour and $15.28. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants survey respondents are women (79 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$12,080 - $34,329

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$8.07 - $15.28

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,080 - $34,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
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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$16,724 - $32,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $15.28  
   
Overtime
$7.17 - $21.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
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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$16,724 - $32,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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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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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Physician Assistant. The average Physician Assistant brings home $82K per year. When Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Registered Nurses or Certified Nurse Assistants. Those roles pay an additional $34K and $1K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Intensive Care Unit can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Medicine / Surgery and Geriatrics are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 4 percent and 25 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Elder Care. Skill sets containing Geriatrics also tend to include Acute Care. Most people skilled in Elder Care are similarly competent 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $21K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $25K. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $24K. 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
$21,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 25%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Hospice
0%

National Average
$21,000

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
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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