Entry-Level Nursing Assistant Salary

For Entry-Level Nursing Assistants, hourly average wages total $12.20 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a little less than one-half. Female Entry-Level Nursing Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13,974 - $50,606
$14K
$29K
$51K
MEDIAN: $29,396
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50%
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$9.82 - $15.52
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$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.21
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$0$50K
Salary $13,974 - $50,606
Bonus $3.93 - $2,013
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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$20,347 - $33,621
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.82 - $15.52
Hourly Tips $0.41
Overtime $6.10 - $21.76
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $3.93 - $2,013
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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$20,347 - $33,621
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 738

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Nursing Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,855

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

St. Paul offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Nursing Assistants, 22 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Nursing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+15 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Oklahoma City, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chapel Hill and Toledo (8 percent less).

Nursing Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Nursing Assistant in Indianapolis:
Be reliable and kind and give the absolute best care possible one day you might be in the same situation.

Nursing Assistant in Charleston:
"Money."
Get your RN License as fast as you can. The only two differences between an RN an assistant is the pay grade and the ability to deliver the medication. Other than that the job is essentially the same.

Nursing Assistant in Perth Amboy:
"Transfer of LICENSE state to state requirement."
Have patience, caring attitude, listen to the needs of others from all backgrounds,& most important be a good listener to the needs of family members.

Nursing Assistant in Charleston:
"Looking for a place in that area."
Work as hard as you can give food patient care always go above and beyond help others out on your down time be a team player at all times be responsible on all accounts be early never be late nursing assistant is very hard work sit down talk to your patients and their needs.

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

Key Stats for Nursing Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Nursing Assistant Salaries

Orthopedics
▲10%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲7%

Medicine / Surgery
▲4%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲3%

Rehabilitation
▲1%

Acute Care
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

Long Term Care
▼3%

Home Health/Home Care
▼3%

▼4%

Assisted Living
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 44%
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