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Nurse Private Duty Salary

Most Private Duty Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $22.64 per hour. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-sixth, and fewer than one in ten earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$15,600 - $90,000
(Median)
$16K
$42K
$90K
MEDIAN: $41,849
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50%
90%

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$14.35 - $35.59
(Median)
$14
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$15,600 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.36  
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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$25,504 - $81,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $35.59  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $60.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.36  
   
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).
)
$25,504 - $81,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $44K. Private Duty Nurses bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Nurse Private Duty Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 81%
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