The average rate for a Nursing Assistant is AU$20.68 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$30,251 - AU$61,277
AU$30K
AU$46K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$45,509
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50%
90%
AU$18.60 - AU$26.75
AU$19
AU$21
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$20.87
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$61K
Salary AU$30,251 - AU$61,277
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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AU$38,215 - AU$57,946
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$18.60 - AU$26.75
Overtime AU$3.02 - AU$39.73
Annual Data AU$0AU$57K
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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AU$38,215 - AU$57,946
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Nursing Assistant has a negative trend. An entry-level Nursing Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursing Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$49,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Nursing Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 17 salaries. A Nursing Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$43,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,853

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

Nursing Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nursing Assistant?

Nursing Assistant in Caloundra:
"Tireing and emotionaly draining."
Pros: Caring for people.
Cons: For the work we do we do not get the pay we deserve.

Nursing Assistant in Beaudessert:
"Job is very rewarding at the end of your shift."
Pros: Caring with elderly.
Cons: Time limitation for caring and do your job.

Key Stats for Nursing Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Nursing Assistant Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 86%