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Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants in the United States take home approximately $10.06 per hour on average. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants survey respondents are women (78 percent). Some workers in this field — about two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly two in five. For the most part, Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,344 - $40,359
(Median)
$17K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $28,680
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$7.84 - $15.55
(Median)
$7
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,344 - $40,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $997  
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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$16,601 - $33,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $15.55  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $22.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $997  
   
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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$16,601 - $33,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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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While Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants do not often become Emergency Room Registered Nurses, the job pays $60K per year on average. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants typically move into roles as Registered Nurses or Certified Nurse Assistants, and those positions pay $33K more and $1K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


Survey results suggest that Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Intensive Care Unit, Medicine / Surgery, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Elder Care. The majority of those who know Elder Care also know Hospice, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery. People who know Geriatrics usually also know 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $20K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants make a median salary of $25K. Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 17%


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 3%

National Average
$22,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 41%