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Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Salary

A Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) earns an average wage of $12.25 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.
$18,688 - $40,747
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,491
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$10.03 - $15.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,688 - $40,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $412.87  
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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$20,711 - $33,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $15.55  
   
Overtime
$2.44 - $21.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $412.87  
   
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).
)
$20,711 - $33,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
United States (change)

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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)


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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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 41%