Nursing Assistant Salary

A Nursing Assistant earns an average wage of $12.41 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Phlebotomy. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$14,843 - $41,787
$15K
$29K
$42K
MEDIAN: $28,627
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50%
90%

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$9.82 - $16.61
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.41
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,843 - $41,787  
   
Bonus
$0.30 - $582  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$20,341 - $36,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $16.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41  
Overtime
$6.23 - $24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.30 - $582  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$20,341 - $36,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,697

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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: $26,237

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Nursing Assistant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Nursing Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Nursing Assistant Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$26,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries


Phlebotomy
▲12%



vital signs
▲5%

▲4%


nursing assistant
▲1%

National Average
$26,000



▼3%


Hospice Care
▼4%

Orthopedics
▼8%

CPR
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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