Salary for Nursing Assistants

Also known as:  Autopsy Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Chiropractic Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Morgue Attendant, Ocular Care Aide, Optometric Aide, Optometrist Assistant, Optometry Assistant, Orthopedic Cast Specialist helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

Master the art of closing deals and making placements. Take our Recruiter Certification Program today. We're SHRM certified. Learn at your own pace during this 12-week program. Access over 20 courses. Great for those who want to break into recruiting, or recruiters who want to further their career.


Nursing assistants provide daily basic patient care including grooming, feeding, changing positions, changing linens, and transporting patients. These professionals may also perform catheterizations, administer medicine, clean and sanitize patient rooms, and collect blood, urine or fecal specimens.

A Nursing Assistant can get a pay level between 16000 to 24000 based on tenure level. Nursing Assistants can expect a wage of Twenty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Nursing Assistants obtain the most salary in the District of Columbia, where they can earn an average salary rate of approximately $37790. People working these jobs can obtain the highest pay in Finance and Insurance, which has normal pay levels of $34750.

Are you an aspiring nursing assistant? Want a new opportunity where you can earn a higher salary? Create your free nursing assistant job alert today and take control of your future.
The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Nursing Assistant, please select your state.
Recruiter makes it easy to find out about new jobs for nursing assistants. Create your job alert and learn about new openings in your area.
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.09 percent nationwide in that time.
Nursing Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $34,750
Finance and Insurance $34,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $32,680
Transportation and Warehousing $31,520
Educational Services $31,300
Other Services (except Public Administration) $31,020
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $23,140
Public Administration $28,360
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $29,340
Health Care and Social Assistance $29,860
Wholesale Trade $29,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises $30,840