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Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Nursing Salary Projections for 2011

Are you earning what you deserve?

Jose Fermoso | NursingLink

We keep hearing the demand for nurses is expected to grow, but how much can we expect to earn in the coming year?

Look no further! Whether you’re a nursing aide in Delaware or a registered nurse in California, we’ve rounded up salary projections for 2011 you don’t want to miss.

Find out what you could be earning.

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants all provide basic patient care, such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and moving patients between rooms. Employment for each is expected to grow 19% over the next eight years, a faster-than-average rate compared to the national average. The number of jobs is expected to grow by 2% in 2011 to total 1,552,600, with an annual median wage growth increase to $24,641.

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According to the U.S. Institutes of Labor, the main reason for the growth is because the U.S. population that is moving into elderly homes is growing to record levels and is in greater need of physical and long-term care. In addition, the bad economy is forcing hospitals to discharge patients sooner than normal to less urgent patient care facilities where orderlies can take care of them.

Number of Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants Jobs: 1,469,800 (2008), 1,552,600 (2011), 1,745,800 (2018)

Median Hourly Wages: $11.56
Median Annual Wages: $24,040
Mean Annual Wage for 2011: $24,641

TOP 10 STATES IN 2010

Hourly Wage 
 Annual Wage
Alaska
$15.32
$31,900
New York
$15.15
$31,500
Nevada
$14.72
$30,600
Hawaii
$14.44
$30,000
Connecticut
$14.31
$29,800
Rhode Island
$13.84
$28,800
Massachusetts
$13.68
$28,500
Delaware
$13.38
$27,800
New Hampshire
$13.30
$27,700
Maryland
$13.07
$27,200

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