An Orderly earns an average wage of $11.28 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$8.73 - $16.57
(Median)
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $16.57  
   
Overtime
$15.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Total Pay (?
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$17,961 - $35,404  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Orderly

Orderlies, also called nurse or ward assistants, are responsible for assisting medical staff with patient care duties in a hospital setting. Their main responsibilities may vary by facility, but common duties include moving patients using a wheelchair to different parts of the hospital, verifying that linens are stocked and clean, ensuring rooms are clean after procedures and transporting any necessary equipment to specified locations within the hospital. They may also help apply casts, shave and bathe patients, and perform other personal care tasks for patients. Orderlies must follow all laws and hospital regulations related to patient privacy and safety, as well as use protective gear such as gloves and uniforms as required.

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Orderly Tasks

  • Perform basic housekeeping tasks.
  • Assist with patient transport.
  • Assist patient with daily activities such as eating bathing and dressing.
  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.

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Experience Affects Orderly Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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