Most Private Duty Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $23.16 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just under one in four enjoy medical while nearly one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in seven. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,125 - $119,599
$23K
$44K
$120K
MEDIAN: $44,169
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90%

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$14.68 - $39.27
$15
$23
$39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,125 - $119,599  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,589 - $83,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $39.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$12.11 - $41.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$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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$29,589 - $83,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Nurse Private Duty


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Private Duty Nurses who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Home Health/Home Care. Employees educated in Geriatrics are typically practiced in Home Health/Home Care, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Private Duty

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. Private Duty Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $49K on average.

Nurse Private Duty Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Nurse Private Duty?

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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Key Stats for Nurse Private Duty

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Hospice Care
up arrow 7%

National Average
$49,000


Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Geriatrics
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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