Information About Nursing Aides, Orderlies, And Attendants

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Training

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants
Training for Nursing Aides, Orderlies, And Attendants
Percent
Less than High School 16.0
High School 40.6
Some College 28.3
Associates Degree 7.2
Bachelors Degree 5.8
Masters Degree 1.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

Employment

Represents about 1,469,000 people in the United States- 1.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 276,000 more nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 422,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make $12.22 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants $8.68 $9.98 $11.60 $14.00 $16.90
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make $25,420 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants $18,060 $20,770 $24,190 $29,270 $35,170
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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