A Nursing Assistant earns an average wage of $11.80 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Emergency Room (ER), Rehabilitation, and Phlebotomy. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.
Nursing Assistant Total Pay (?
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$18,439 - $48,980
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MEDIAN: $27,787
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Nursing Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.23 - $15.91
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,439 - $48,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
Profit Sharing
$55.00 - $350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$19,385 - $35,246  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 719
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $15.91  
   
Overtime
$8.70 - $22.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
   
Profit Sharing
$55.00 - $350.00  
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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$19,385 - $35,246  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 719
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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
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Seattle
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Dayton
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Philadelphia
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Cleveland
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Milwaukee
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National Average
$25,000
Detroit
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Houston
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Orlando
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Oklahoma City
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Experience Affects Nursing Assistant Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 35%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 19%
Phlebotomy
up arrow 16%
Acute Care
up arrow 4%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
Elder Care
0%
National Average
$25,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%
Long Term Care
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 38%
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