The average hourly pay for a Nurse Assistant is $12.79.
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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 dir…Read more
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.
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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.
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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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