Training Requirements for Orderlies

Orderlies need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Orderlies
Percent
Less than High School 13.2
High School 35.5
Some College 31.0
Associates Degree 10.2
Bachelors Degree 7.8
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.8

Employment Outlook for Orderlies

This represents about 53,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more orderlies but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 17,000 more.

Typical Income for Orderlies

Hourly Income

On average,orderlies make $13.73 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Orderlies $9.42 $10.65 $12.83 $16.01 $19.32
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $9.11 $10.26 $11.93 $14.44 $17.61
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, orderlies make $28,550 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Orderlies $19,590 $22,150 $26,690 $33,290 $40,180
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $18,950 $21,330 $24,810 $30,040 $36,640
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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