Nurse Private Duty Salary

Most Private Duty Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $22.77 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Private Duty Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in five enjoy medical while approximately one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in seven. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$22,203 - $119,599
$22K
$44K
$120K
MEDIAN: $44,169
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$14.49 - $39.71
$14
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $22.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$22,203 - $119,599  
   
Bonus
$2,200  
Total Pay (?
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$29,006 - $82,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $39.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.61  
Overtime
$11.83 - $41.74  
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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$29,006 - $82,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 219

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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


Survey results show that Private Duty Nurses typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Geriatrics, Home Health/Home Care, and Pediatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pediatrics and Home Health/Home Care. Experience with Geriatrics is often linked with 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 $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Private Duty Nurses who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $48K.

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 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Hospice Care
▲9%

National Average
$48,000


Geriatrics
▼3%

Pediatrics
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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