Nurse Assistant Salary (United States)

A Nurse Assistant earns an average wage of $11.49 per hour. A skill in Operating Room / OR 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.
Nurse Assistant Total Pay (?
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$16,437 - $43,600
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,445
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Nurse Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.89 - $15.31
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$16,437 - $43,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
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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$18,562 - $34,273  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $15.31  
   
Overtime
$4.50 - $23.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
   
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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$18,562 - $34,273  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,208
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Job Description for Nurse Assistant
Nurse assistants are actually the bulk of what people assume to be nurses in hospitals and related fields. Nurse assistants are vital to the medical industry: They spend more time with patients than any other medical professional. They also handle all of the other necessary jobs that doctors and registered nurses simply do not have the time for. Nurse assistants often find their job very fulfilling as they possess the ability to truly help people in need of medical attention and to have a direct impact on their health and care.
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Nurse Assistant 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 Difference By Location
Boston
up arrow 16%
Detroit
up arrow 15%
Los Angeles
up arrow 15%
National Average
$25,000
Oklahoma City
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Tulsa
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Experience Affects Nurse Assistant Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Assistant Salaries

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 11%
Psychiatric
up arrow 10%
Nursery
up arrow 6%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 5%
Acute Care
up arrow 4%
Telemetry
up arrow 3%
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
Hospice
0%
Gynecology
0%
National Average
$25,000
Elder Care
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 42%
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