Average Base Pay
12.35% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Nursing Assistants role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $21,060. A Nursing Assistants candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $22,770. A person in a mid-career Nursing Assistants role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $25,700 a year. Nursing Assistants with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $29,530. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Nursing Assistants role’s annual salary averages $32,660 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Nursing Assistants position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $25,700 higher than the national average for Nursing Assistants positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Nursing Assistants roles that can advance both internally and with another company.