A Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) earns an average wage of $12.79 per hour. A skill in Rehabilitation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$18,937 - $40,831
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MEDIAN: $29,706
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$10.73 - $16.58
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,937 - $40,831  
   
Bonus
$950  
Total Pay (?
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$22,398 - $35,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $16.58  
   
Overtime
$1.98 - $24.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$950  
   
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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$22,398 - $35,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 544
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Job Description for Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

A licensed nursing assistant (LNA) is the preferred designation in some parts of the United States for certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Individuals in these positions perform the same functions; the difference in naming comes from the method by which a nursing assistant acquires legal standing to work in this field. Licensed nursing assistants handle many of the hands-on patient care duties in a hospital or clinic, such as helping patients with mobility issues to eat or dress. LNAs also assist nurses and doctors with taking blood samples and the routine monitoring of patient conditions.

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Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Tasks

  • 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,904

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Experience Affects Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Salaries

Rehabilitation
up arrow 11%

Long Term Care
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
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Phlebotomy
0%

National Average
$27,000

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

Hospice Care
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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