A Nurse Assistant earns an average wage of $12.08 per hour. A skill in Telemetry 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.
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$15,456 - $38,310
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$26K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,799
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$9.33 - $16.61
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$15,456 - $38,310  
   
Bonus
$195.07 - $14,681  
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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$19,303 - $36,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $16.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92  
Overtime
$11.84 - $24.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$195.07 - $14,681  
   
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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$19,303 - $36,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 517

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Assistant

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

Nurse Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Nurse Assistant?

Nurse Assistant in East London:
"Very Exciting And Challenging."
Pros: Good team work and taking care of my patients. Working under pressure when I know I can be fast and listening to orders while working. Working hand in hand with my senior staff members. Good management
Cons: People sometimes do things just to get it done and not focusing on what might happen after.

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Key Stats for Nurse Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Nurse Assistant Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Assistant Salaries

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Geriatrics
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
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Nursery
0%

National Average
$26,000

Elder Care
up arrow 3%

Long Term Care
up arrow 6%

Gynecology
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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