Average Nurse Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Nurse Assistant is $12.79.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
$75 - $11,760
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,400
Total Pay
$20,678 - $36,969

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Job Description for Nurse Assistant

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.

Job Satisfaction for Nurse Assistant

3.7 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Nurse Assistant

Skills in Acute Care, Geriatrics, Hospice and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Elder Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Assistant

An entry-level Nurse Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.27 based on 55 salaries. An early career Nurse Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.25 based on 287 salaries. A mid-career Nurse Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.25 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Nurse Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.43 based on 207 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Nurse Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cleveland, Ohio (12.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (10.5% less) and Houston, Texas (5.4% less).

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