Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salary

An average Nurse Aide in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.47 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While just over two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Most Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (82 percent) of Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendants who took the survey are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,365 - $100,836
$12K
$30K
$100K
MEDIAN: $30,369
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$8.23 - $16.69
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MEDIAN: $11.25
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$0$100K
Salary $12,365 - $100,836
Bonus $50.00
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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$17,042 - $36,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $8.23 - $16.69
Overtime $8.19 - $25.83
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $50.00
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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$17,042 - $36,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant


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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.

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Job Listings

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.

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant?

Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant in Rome:
"It's an alright position, just not paid enough."
Pros: Helping the patients and their family to feel as comfotable as possible during rough times of illness and in some cases death.
Cons: The pay range sucks. 80 hourse every 2 weeks barely gets me 500 dollars.

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Key Stats for Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries

▲13%

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$24,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Nurse Aide, Orderly, or Attendant Salaries


Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲10%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$24,000

▼9%

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 49%