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 $21.92 per hour. One-seventh enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and one-tenth get vision benefits. For the most part, Private Duty Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,838 - $96,958

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$12.52 - $35.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$14,838 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
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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$24,688 - $81,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $35.83  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $60.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
   
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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$24,688 - $81,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $42K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $43K. Private Duty Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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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
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 83%
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