The average hourly pay for a Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant is $11.28.
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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. 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, dep…Read more
Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Tasks
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Acute Care, Geriatrics and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care and Elder Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant
An entry-level Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.13 based on 24 salaries. An early career Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.14 based on 137 salaries. A mid-career Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.86 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.61 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 87.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Honolulu, Hawaii (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (20.2% less), Columbus, Ohio (6.9% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1.1% less).
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