$30,437
Avg. Salary
$12.90
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$309

Bonus

$62.50

Profit Sharing

$500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Nursing Assistant is $12.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Nursing Assistant is $30,437 per year.

$9.97
10%
$12.90
50%
$17.24
90%
MEDIAN $12.90
$16k
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$30k
50%
$45k
90%
MEDIAN $30,437
$16,132 - $45,070
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MEDIAN: $30,437
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$9.97 - $17.24
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$0$45K
Salary $16,132 - $45,070
Bonus $4.00 - $2,035
Profit Sharing $62.50
Commission $500
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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$20,724 - $37,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 198
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.97 - $17.24
Hourly Tips $0.31
Overtime $6.27 - $25.62
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $4.00 - $2,035
Commission $500
Profit Sharing $62.50
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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$20,724 - $37,322
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,706

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.

Nursing Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$41K

$33,594

$39,290

Beaumont Health
6 profiles
$29,970

$27,373

HCR ManorCare
5 profiles
$23,759

Common Career Paths for Nursing Assistant


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Nursing Assistants who transition into a RN Charge Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $63K per year. Career advancement for the typical Nursing Assistant often leads to becoming a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse; median salaries in these positions are $29K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Nursing Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Nursing Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Phlebotomy, Medicine / Surgery, and Emergency Room are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Those listing CPR as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Orthopedics and Hospice Care also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Elder Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nursing Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Nursing Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursing Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 833 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 $27,000 based on 483 salaries. An experienced Nursing Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 529 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 $30,000 based on 229 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

17%

10%

1%

-7%

-8%

-9%

-10%

-11%

-14%

National Average: $27,273

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

With a pay rate for Nursing Assistants that is 23 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Nursing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+19 percent), St. Paul (+18 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Minneapolis (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Toledo, 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Cleveland and Spokane also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Nursing Assistant Reviews

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

Nursing Assistant in Columbus:
Pros: Helping people get better health wise. Assisting them with activities of daily living.
Cons: Workload.

Nursing Assistant in Catawba:
"More staff."
You must be a caring person. Stay away from drama from staff. Patient privacy is a must.

Nursing Assistant in Richmond:
"Sometimes you will work without help."
Do your job the best you can, and ask for help if you need to.

Nursing Assistant in Princeton:
"Its stressful but rewarding at the same time."
Pros: I like that it a hands on job, I also like the fact that I can get to know the residents and they can get to know me. I like that the residents can depend on me and feel comfortable around me. But the thing I like the most about my job is knowing that I am helping someone who can no longer do for them selves anymore, and letting them still feel independent.
Cons: What I don't like about my job is the workers who slack off more than they show up to work. And when somebody who is an excellent worker gets wrote up for calling in because they are sick or calling a head of time to let them know they will be running late, and they don't do it often. Also I don't like how HR always shorts people's checks but gets their check correct and right on time. Also how HR makes people feel like they are pest/ bother when they need to talk to her about certain things.

Nursing Assistant in Newark:
"How can I better myself."
Get all the trainING u can.

Nursing Assistant in Washington:
"Work flexibilty."
Pros: People I work with.
Cons: Time.

Nursing Assistant in Somerset:
"I feel its too late now!"
I wish I had gone to nursing school sooner.

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Key Stats for Nursing Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 347 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Nursing Assistant Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$27,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries


Phlebotomy
▲8%



▲1%

vital signs
▲1%

National Average
$27,000

nursing assistant
▼1%



▼6%



Hospice Care
▼8%

Orthopedics
▼12%

CPR
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 347 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 37%