Nurse Assistant Salary

An average Nurse Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.31 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by half. The majority of Nurse Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Nurse Assistants are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,411 - $39,419
$12K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $29,167
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$9.74 - $16.60
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MEDIAN: $12.37
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$0$39K
Salary $12,411 - $39,419
Bonus $194.32 - $14,899
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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$20,206 - $36,005
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.74 - $16.60
Hourly Tips $0.33
Overtime $11.77 - $25.33
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $194.32 - $14,899
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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$20,206 - $36,005
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 505

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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.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Assistant


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Nurse Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Physician Assistant, where median compensation is $84K annually. Nurse Assistants most often move into positions as Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses; those groups report median salaries that are $30K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Telemetry, Psychiatric, Emergency Room, and Intensive Care Unit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Gynecology, Long Term Care, and Elder Care. Most people familiar with Elder Care also know Acute Care and Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 290 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Nurse Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 138 salaries. A Nurse Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 61 salaries.

Nurse Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nurse Assistant?

Nurse Assistant in Hazel Crest:
Pros: Caring for my patients and working as a team.
Cons: Pay.

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
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Nurse Assistant Salaries

▲15%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$26,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Assistant Salaries

▲13%

▲8%



▲4%


▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$26,000

Nursery
▼3%

▼5%

Long Term Care
▼7%

Gynecology
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 34%
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