Entry-Level Nursing Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Nursing Assistants take home approximately $11.93 per hour on average. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Entry-Level Nursing Assistants — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Entry-Level Nursing Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$14,250 - $49,671
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MEDIAN: $29,013
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$9.62 - $15.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,250 - $49,671  
   
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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$19,939 - $32,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $15.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41  
Overtime
$4.28 - $23.71  
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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$19,939 - $32,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 789
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,204

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For Entry-Level Nursing Assistants, busy St. Paul offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Nursing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Oklahoma City, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Chapel Hill and Toledo also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent less).

Nursing Assistant Advice

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

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.

Key Stats for Nursing Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Orthopedics
▲13%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲9%

Medicine / Surgery
▲7%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲5%

Acute Care
▲3%

Rehabilitation
▲3%

Long Term Care
▼0%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

▼2%

Assisted Living
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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