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Nursing Assistant Salary (United States)

A Nursing Assistant earns an average wage of $11.74 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Emergency Room (ER), Rehabilitation, 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.
Nursing Assistant Salary (?
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$18,042 - $49,124
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MEDIAN: $29,414
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Nursing Assistant Salary (?
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$9.19 - $16.09
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,042 - $49,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $486.29  
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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$19,187 - $35,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $16.09  
   
Overtime
$8.52 - $23.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $486.29  
   
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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$19,187 - $35,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 842
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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.

Common Career Paths for Nursing Assistant

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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

Minneapolis
up arrow 19%
Seattle
up arrow 14%
Baltimore
up arrow 11%
Dayton
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 8%
Orlando
up arrow 7%
Chicago
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Grand Rapids
up arrow 6%
Cleveland
up arrow 3%
Chapel Hill
up arrow 2%
Durham
up arrow 2%
National Average
$25,000
Milwaukee
up arrow 3%
Oklahoma City
up arrow 8%
Toledo
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Nursing Assistant Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 36%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 19%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 17%
Hospice Care
up arrow 14%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
National Average
$25,000
Elder Care
up arrow 1%
Long Term Care
up arrow 2%
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 37%