Entry-Level Nursing Assistant Salary

An average Entry-Level Nursing Assistant can expect to take home roughly $12.18 per hour. The vast majority of Entry-Level Nursing Assistants (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$14,539 - $53,462
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MEDIAN: $29,857
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$9.75 - $15.48
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Salary $14,539 - $53,462
Bonus $3.93 - $2,013
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$20,287 - $33,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.75 - $15.48
Hourly Tips $0.41
Overtime $5.56 - $22.37
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $3.93 - $2,013
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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$20,287 - $33,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 760

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,735

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Nursing Assistants, St. Paul provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Nursing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Oklahoma City, 15 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 8 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Chapel Hill and Toledo.

Nursing Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Nursing Assistant in Indianapolis:
Be reliable and kind and give the absolute best care possible one day you might be in the same situation.

Nursing Assistant in Charleston:
"Money."
Get your RN License as fast as you can. The only two differences between an RN an assistant is the pay grade and the ability to deliver the medication. Other than that the job is essentially the same.

Nursing Assistant in Perth Amboy:
"Transfer of LICENSE state to state requirement."
Have patience, caring attitude, listen to the needs of others from all backgrounds,& most important be a good listener to the needs of family members.

Nursing Assistant in Charleston:
"Looking for a place in that area."
Work as hard as you can give food patient care always go above and beyond help others out on your down time be a team player at all times be responsible on all accounts be early never be late nursing assistant is very hard work sit down talk to your patients and their needs.

Nursing Assistant in Catawba:
"More staff."
You must be a caring person. Stay away from drama from staff. Patient privacy is a must.

Nursing Assistant in Richmond:
"Sometimes you will work without help."
Do your job the best you can, and ask for help if you need to.

Nursing Assistant in Newark:
"How can I better myself."
Get all the trainING u can.

Key Stats for Nursing Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Orthopedics
▲10%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲7%

Medicine / Surgery
▲5%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲3%

Acute Care
▲1%

Rehabilitation
▲1%

National Average
$26,000

Long Term Care
▼2%

Home Health/Home Care
▼2%

▼4%

Assisted Living
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 42%
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