Nursing Assistant Salary

A Nursing Assistant earns an average wage of $11.94 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Telemetry, Medicine / Surgery, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Critical 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.

$16,793 - $47,942
(Median)
$17K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $29,777
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$9.34 - $16.25
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$16,793 - $47,942  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$19,399 - $35,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $16.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$5.73 - $23.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$19,399 - $35,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,843
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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,340

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Nursing Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Nursing Assistant?

Nursing Assistant in Princeton:
"Its stressful but rewarding at the same time."
Pros: I like that it a hands on job, I also like the fact that I can get to know the residents and they can get to know me. I like that the residents can depend on me and feel comfortable around me. But the thing I like the most about my job is knowing that I am helping someone who can no longer do for them selves anymore, and letting them still feel independent.
Cons: What I don't like about my job is the workers who slack off more than they show up to work. And when somebody who is an excellent worker gets wrote up for calling in because they are sick or calling a head of time to let them know they will be running late, and they don't do it often. Also I don't like how HR always shorts people's checks but gets their check correct and right on time. Also how HR makes people feel like they are pest/ bother when they need to talk to her about certain things.

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Experience Affects Nursing Assistant Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Telemetry
up arrow 48%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 31%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 21%

Critical Care
up arrow 18%

Hospice Care
up arrow 10%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
0%

National Average
$25,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Assisted Living
up arrow 2%

Oncology
up arrow 10%

CPR
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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