Nurse Assistant Salary: Average Nurse Assistant salary was $25,140 per year, mean hourly wage
was $12.09 and employment was 1,451,090 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The middle 50% earned
between $8.55 and $16.62 per hour. Industries with the highest levels of employment in nurse assistant
Nursing Care Facilities industry, average nurse assistant salary was $24,250 per year; hourly mean wage $11.66
and employment was 616,590 jobs.
Surgical Hospitals and General Medical industry, average nursing aides salary was $26,770 per year; hourly mean
wage $12.87 and employment was 385,970 jobs.
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly industry, nursing assistant annual mean wage was $23,430; hourly mean
wage$11.14 and employment 168,960 jobs.
Home health care service industry, annual mean wage of nurse assistant was $23,170; hourly mean wage was $11.14
and employment was 48,580 jobs.
Employment Services industry, salary for nurse assistant was $26,380 per year; hourly mean wage was $12.68 and
employment was 36,150.
Top paying States for nursing aides and orderlies occupation:
Nurse assistant salary in Alaska annual mean wage was $34,210; hourly mean wage was $16.45 and employment was
Nurse assistant salary in Nevada annual mean wage was $31,370; hourly mean wage was $15.08 and employment was
Nurse assistant salary in New York annual mean wage was $31,230; hourly mean wage $15.01 and employment was
State with the highest employment level in nursing aides occupation was California
(106,240 jobs annual mean wage $27,920), New York (99,620 jobs, annual mean wage $31,230), Texas (97,530 jobs,
annual mean wage $22,010), Florida (88,930 jobs, annual mean wage $23,780) and Pennsylvania (74,680 jobs, annual
mean wage $26,720).
Nurse assistant salary: Duties, Responsibility and Nature of work
Nursing aides, also known as nurse assistants, nurse aides, hospital attendants, certified nursing
assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel or orderlies provide perform routine tasks and
hands-on care under the medical staff and supervision of nursing. They help care for mentally or physically ill,
injured, disabled, or infirm individuals in hospitals, mental health settings and nursing care facilities. Nurse
assistants help provide care to patients by helping them get out of bed and escorting them to operating and
examining rooms, walk, or providing skin care. They also help patients to eat, bathe and dress including tidy up
rooms, make beds, serve meals, deliver messages, and answer calls for help. They observe patients and report any
behavioral or physical signs that might be important for the professional staff to know. They have to spend many
hours walking and standing. It’s very important for nursing assistants to be trained in and to follow the proper
procedures for moving and lifting patients. They also perform tasks that some may consider unpleasant, such as
changing soiled bed linens and emptying bedpans.
Nurse assistant salary: Education and Training
Nursing aide training is offered in some community colleges, high schools, some nursing care facilities and
vocational-technical centers. Courses cover communication skills, anatomy, infection control, nutrition,
physiology, resident rights and body mechanics including personal skills such as how to help patients eat, bathe
and groom themselves. Nursing assistants may attend workshops, lectures and in-service training.
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