Entry-Level Nursing Assistant Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Nursing Assistants sits in the ballpark of $11.40 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. The vast majority (86 percent) of Entry-Level Nursing Assistants who took the survey are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,481 - $55,184
(Median)
$16K
$30K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,687
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$9.07 - $15.14
(Median)
$9
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$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$16,481 - $55,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$18,900 - $33,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $15.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$5.17 - $23.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$18,900 - $33,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 945
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Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Orthopedics
up arrow 16%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Assisted Living
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National Average
$24,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Long Term Care
up arrow 2%

Elder Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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