The average pay for a Nurse Aide, Orderly, Or Attendant is $11.33 per hour.
The average pay for a Nurse Aide, Orderly, Or Attendant is $27,000 per year.
|Salary||$12,208 - $49,700|
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|$16,995 - $36,429|
|Hourly Rate||$8.28 - $16.56|
|Overtime||$8.07 - $25.39|
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Job Description for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant
A nurse aide, orderly, or attendant usually works under a nurse. The nurse aide will work with patients and will help them with basic living activities, such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and moving from place to place. It may also be necessary to administer medicine to a patient as directed by a nurse or doctor.Read More...
The nurse aide may help patients gain more independence in daily activities. The patients may have mental and physical disabilities, so it is important to adapt the type of care, depending on the needs of the patient. It is important to be caring and compassionate, as the job can pose challenges, and it is essential to love working with people. The job can be carried out in a medical facility or in the patient’s home. When working in a patient’s home, the nurse aide may also help with activities, such as cleaning, cooking, laundry, errands, and other housekeeping duties. The nurse aide will have to report to the patient’s medical provider if any changes in health are detected.
Usually, a high school diploma is a minimum requirement for this job. CPR certification may have to be obtained prior to being hired. A valid driver’s license may be required, especially if the job requires transporting the patient from place to place. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Assist patient with daily activities such as eating bathing and dressing.
- Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
- Perform basic housekeeping tasks.
- Assist with patient transport.
Common Career Paths for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant
Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Physician Assistant. The average Physician Assistant brings home $84K per year. Going from Nurse Aide to Registered Nurse is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $56K. Many others choose to work as Certified Nurse Assistants, where pay is typically $23K.
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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant
Survey results show that Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Medicine / Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, Geriatrics, and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Hospice and Elder Care. Most people who know Elder Care also know Acute Care, Hospice, and Medicine / Surgery.
Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant
Pay by Experience for a Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 33 salaries. A Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 14 salaries.
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