$29,078
Avg. Salary
$12.57
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$506

Bonus

$1,400

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Nurse Assistant is $12.57 per hour.

The average pay for a Nurse Assistant is $29,078 per year.

$9.72
10%
$12.57
50%
$17.01
90%
MEDIAN $12.57
$17k
10%
$29k
50%
$46k
90%
MEDIAN $29,078
$17,297 - $46,187
$17K
$29K
$46K
MEDIAN: $29,078
10%
50%
90%

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$9.72 - $17.01
$9
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MEDIAN: $12.57
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$0$46K
Salary $17,297 - $46,187
Bonus $99.33 - $13,232
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$20,219 - $36,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.72 - $17.01
Hourly Tips $0.30
Overtime $11.83 - $25.04
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $99.33 - $13,232
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$20,219 - $36,839
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 804

Job Description for Nurse Assistant

Nurse assistants are actually the bulk of what people assume to be nurses in hospitals and related fields. Nurse assistants are vital to the medical industry: They spend more time with patients than any other medical professional. They also handle all of the other necessary jobs that doctors and registered nurses simply do not have the time for. Nurse assistants often find their job very fulfilling as they possess the ability to truly help people in need of medical attention and to have a direct impact on their health and care.

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Nurse 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.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Assistant


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Nurse Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Physician Assistant, where median compensation is $84K annually. Nurse Assistants most often move into positions as Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses; those groups report median salaries that are $30K higher and $12K higher, respectively.

Nurse Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Nurse Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Telemetry, Psychiatric, Emergency Room, and Intensive Care Unit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Gynecology, Long Term Care, and Elder Care. Most people familiar with Elder Care also know Acute Care and Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 290 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Nurse Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 138 salaries. A Nurse Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 61 salaries.

Nurse Assistant Reviews

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

Nurse Assistant in Pensacola:
"Patents are nice coupney sucks."
Pros: I like the people
Cons: Watching people die

Nurse Assistant in Randolph New Jersey:
"It is very rewarding."
Pros: They're often times where I don't feel like driving into work because of the distance but then once you get there and you're just able to help someone who is less able to help themselves such as a blind person who can see to eat and need your help or somebody who can't turn from left to right in the bed and needs your help that person who was always independent and is no longer independent and able to help themselves you leave at the end of the day feeling that you've given back something rewarding.
Cons: Some of us are treated by staff members as if we are of no value where talked down to we're not respected because of her skin color where belittled many times we're not allowed to take time off we're forced to bring our children into work with us we have to show proof that we're sick for one day sick day or we have to get on the phone and make a call if we asked that we need some time off to go and take care of a sick parent we need to call in front of Staff in order to see and prove that we're not lying.

Nurse Assistant in Denver:
"Back."
Always lift residents using your knees. Its easy to hurt your back.

Nurse Assistant in Hazel Crest:
Pros: Caring for my patients and working as a team.
Cons: Pay.

Nurse Assistant in East London:
"Very Exciting And Challenging."
Pros: Good team work and taking care of my patients. Working under pressure when I know I can be fast and listening to orders while working. Working hand in hand with my senior staff members. Good management
Cons: People sometimes do things just to get it done and not focusing on what might happen after.

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Key Stats for Nurse Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Nurse Assistant Salaries

▲13%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$27,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Nurse Assistant Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲3%




National Average
$27,000

▼1%

▼2%

Nursery
▼4%

▼7%

Long Term Care
▼9%

Gynecology
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 36%