The average Entry-Level Nursing Assistant earns approximately $11.87 per hour. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Nursing Assistants who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a little more than half have medical insurance and just under a half receive dental plans. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$14,401 - $50,354
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MEDIAN: $29,183
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$9.52 - $15.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,401 - $50,354  
   
Bonus
$2.60 - $516  
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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$19,680 - $32,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.52 - $15.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41  
Overtime
$4.51 - $23.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$2.60 - $516  
   
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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$19,680 - $32,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 821

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Key Stats for Nursing Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Orthopedics
up arrow 13%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 8%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 6%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 5%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Long Term Care
0%

Home Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$25,000

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

Assisted Living
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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