An average Nurse Assistant with Medicine / Surgery skills can expect to take home roughly $12.78 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$9.91 - $16.89
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$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $16.89  
   
Overtime
$20.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$20,298 - $38,390  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 Assistants with Medicine / Surgery skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $25K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nurse Assistants with Medicine / Surgery skills make a median salary of $29K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Nurse Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $33K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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