Nurse Private Duty Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Private Duty Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $22.02 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A little less than a fifth enjoy medical while one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in ten. Work is enjoyable for Private Duty Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$14,707 - $97,871
(Median)
$15K
$48K
$98K
MEDIAN: $47,549
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90%

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$13.53 - $38.31
(Median)
$14
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$14,707 - $97,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$25,845 - $81,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $38.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$1.70 - $59.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$25,845 - $81,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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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Job skills reported by Private Duty Nurses are limited. Home Health/Home Care and Geriatrics are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Geriatrics.

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 $45K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($43K) on average. Private Duty Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Private Duty Nurses who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

Nurse Private Duty Advice

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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