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Nursing Assistant Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $38,500 $3,208 $740 $19
75th Percentile $33,000 $2,750 $634 $16
Average $31,905 $2,658 $613 $15
25th Percentile $23,500 $1,958 $451 $11
$17,500 - $19,999
7% of jobs
$20,000 - $22,499
10% of jobs
$23,500 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$22,500 - $24,999
13% of jobs
$25,000 - $27,499
14% of jobs
$27,500 - $29,999
16% of jobs
The average salary is $31,905 a year
$30,000 - $32,499
14% of jobs
$33,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$32,500 - $34,999
8% of jobs
$35,000 - $37,499
7% of jobs
$38,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$37,500 - $39,999
3% of jobs
$40,000 - $42,499
2% of jobs
$42,500 - $45,000
1% of jobs

National Average

$17,500 $31,905/year $15/hour $45,000
Nursing Assistant Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$31,905
$2,658
$613
$15
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$32,343
$2,695
$622
$16

As of Jan 17, 2021, the average annual pay for a Nursing Assistant in the United States is $31,905 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $15.34 an hour. This is the equivalent of $614/week or $2,659/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $45,000 and as low as $17,500, the majority of Nursing Assistant salaries currently range between $23,500 (25th percentile) to $33,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $38,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Nursing Assistant varies greatly (by as much as $9,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Nursing Assistant job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Nursing Assistant in your area makes on average $32,343 per year, or $438 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $31,905. Virginia ranks number 30 out of 50 states nationwide for Nursing Assistant salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Nursing Assistant jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Nursing Assistant Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Nursing Assistant job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Jose, CA, with Oakland, CA and Tanaina, AK close behind in the second and third positions. Tanaina, AK beats the national average by $6,872 (21.5%), and San Jose, CA furthers that trend with another $7,502 (23.5%) above the $31,905 average.

Significantly, San Jose, CA has a very active Nursing Assistant job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Nursing Assistant appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Jose, CA and Seaside, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Nursing Assistant role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Jose, CA$39,408$3,284$758$18.95
Oakland, CA$38,954$3,246$749$18.73
Tanaina, AK$38,777$3,231$746$18.64
Wasilla, AK$38,776$3,231$746$18.64
Hayward, CA$38,137$3,178$733$18.34
Seattle, WA$37,881$3,157$728$18.21
Concord, CA$37,786$3,149$727$18.17
Sunnyvale, CA$37,571$3,131$723$18.06
Santa Cruz, CA$37,135$3,095$714$17.85
Seaside, CA$36,644$3,054$705$17.62

Top 5 Best Paying Related Nursing Assistant Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Nursing Assistant job category that pay more per year than a typical Nursing Assistant salary. Top examples of these roles include: Assistant Director of Nursing, Acute Care Nursing Assistant, and Nursing Policy.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $28,223 (88.5%) and $44,709 (140.1%) more than the average Nursing Assistant salary of $31,905. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Nursing Assistant jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Nursing Assistant position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Assistant Director of Nursing$76,614$6,384$1,473$36.83
Acute Care Nursing Assistant$68,575$5,715$1,319$32.97
Nursing Policy$66,027$5,502$1,270$31.74
Nursing Home Assistant$61,150$5,096$1,176$29.40
Hospital Nurse Assistant$60,128$5,011$1,156$28.91
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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