The larger portion of Private Duty Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $23.51 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Private Duty Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in seven collect dental insurance.

$23,387 - $118,783
(Median)
$23K
$45K
$120K
MEDIAN: $45,318
10%
50%
90%

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$14.74 - $39.18
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,387 - $118,783  
   
Bonus
$2,200  
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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$30,022 - $82,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $39.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$11.39 - $41.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$2,200  
   
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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$30,022 - $82,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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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Popular Skills for Nurse Private Duty


Survey takers who work as Private Duty Nurses typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Pediatrics, Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics and Home Health/Home Care. Competency in Geriatrics frequently indicates knowledge of Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Private Duty

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. Private Duty Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $50K.

Nurse Private Duty Advice

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Nurse Private Duty in Beaver:
Be independent and don't be afraid to ask for help when needed, especially if it deals with the care and well being of your patient. Assessment skills and experience a must.

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Experience Affects Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Hospice Care
up arrow 5%

National Average
$50,000


Geriatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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