Nursing assistant

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How much does a Nursing Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary
99.5k salaries reported, updated at May 29, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a nursing assistant is $14.23 per hour in the United States and $4,500 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
per year
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for nursing assistants

Most recommended certification

ACLS Certificationdimension-trending-icon

earn +77.00% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 13200.00% since 2018. Nursing Assistants with this certification earn +77.00% more than the average base salary, which is $14.23 per hour.

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Most common benefits for Nursing Assistants

  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid sick time
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

Salary satisfaction

Based on 5,287 ratings

35% of Nursing assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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