Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Salary

A Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) earns an average wage of $12.24 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Hospice Care is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$18,804 - $41,747
(Median)
$19K
$28K
$42K
MEDIAN: $27,748
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50%
90%

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$10.07 - $15.60
(Median)
$10
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,804 - $41,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $401.34  
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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$20,892 - $33,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $15.60  
   
Overtime
$6.43 - $22.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $401.34  
   
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).
)
$20,892 - $33,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396

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Job Description for Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

  • Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
  • Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
  • Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
  • Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Salaries

Hospice Care
up arrow 13%

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 41%