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The function of orderlies is to transport messages, supplies, and patients from one part of a hospital or treatment facility to another. They clean and maintain transportation equipment, and may also change soiled linens. Additionally, these individuals may transport and dispose of hazardous waste materials, and disinfect or sterilize equipment.

An Orderly earns salaries between 16000 and 24000 based on tenure level. Orderlies will normally receive wages of Twenty Four Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Orderlies have the highest pay levels in Alaska, which has pay of just about $32390. They are compensated highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has an average salary rate of $32790.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.22 percent nationwide in that time.
Orderlies tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $32,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $30,340
Public Administration $29,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises $28,430
Accommodation and Food Services $28,370
Educational Services $27,820
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $20,490
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $24,730
Health Care and Social Assistance $24,880
Other Services (except Public Administration) $25,780
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $26,390
Educational Services $27,820