Nurse Private Duty Salary

Most Private Duty Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $22.25 per hour. For the most part, Private Duty Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one-seventh get medical and dental insurance, and less than 10 percent get vision plans, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$15,600 - $90,000
(Median)
$16K
$42K
$90K
MEDIAN: $41,849
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90%

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$13.17 - $35.91
(Median)
$13
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$15,600 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.36  
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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$25,123 - $81,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $35.91  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $60.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.36  
   
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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$25,123 - $81,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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Job Description for Nurse Private Duty

A private duty nurse is a person who cares for a patient inside the comfort of their own home. This is a position which will work primarily indoors. While minimal travel may be required within the position itself, this is all depending on the patient and their needs. A private duty nurse will typically hold a regular work schedule, though extended hours and overnight shifts will be required of many private duty nurses. While this type of nurse can work amongst a team of other nurses, this person will typically work independently. A private duty nurse will typically hold a registered nursing degree or licensed practical nursing degree.

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Nurse Private Duty Tasks

  • Monitor health and behavior.
  • Assist with daily living activities.
  • Provide medical care to clients in private or home settings.
  • Administer medication.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Private Duty

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $43K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $45K on average. Private Duty Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $47K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 84%
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