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Nursing Assistant Salary

A Nursing Assistant earns an average wage of $11.82 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Telemetry, Medicine / Surgery, and Hospice Care. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$17,481 - $48,493
(Median)
$17K
$29K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,319
10%
50%
90%

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$9.24 - $16.05
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,481 - $48,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.25  
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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$19,228 - $35,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $16.05  
   
Overtime
$6.27 - $23.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.25  
   
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).
)
$19,228 - $35,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,215

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Job Description for Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants help nurses and other healthcare staff in attending to patients’ care needs in a variety of settings – nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices among them. They usually work under the supervision of a registered nurse, and may work on a part-time, as-needed, or full-time basis.

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Nursing 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 by Experience Level for Nursing Assistant

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

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Experience Affects Nursing Assistant Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Telemetry
up arrow 38%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 29%

Hospice Care
up arrow 14%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%

Orthopedics
up arrow 7%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

National Average
$25,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 38%
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