Nursing Assistant Salary in the United States

How much does a Nursing Assistant make in the United States? The average Nursing Assistant salary in the United States is $30,097 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $27,361 and $33,817. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Nursing Assistant assists nursing team with a variety of patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, comfort, and safety of patients. Assists patients with personal hygiene, dressing, walking. Being a Nursing Assistant changes bed linens and assists with patient transportation to tests and procedures. May serve and collect food trays and provide patients with between-meal nourishment. Additionally, Nursing Assistant may record temperature or vital signs under the direction of a nurse. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a registered nurse or supervisor. The Nursing Assistant possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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