Training Requirements for Nursing Assistants

Nursing assistants need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Nursing assistants
Percent
Less than High School 13.2
High School 35.5
Some College 31.0
Associates Degree 10.2
Bachelors Degree 7.8
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.8

Employment Outlook for Nursing Assistants

This represents about 1,492,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 262,000 more nursing assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 599,000 more.

Typical Income for Nursing Assistants

Hourly Income

On average,nursing assistants make $13.29 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nursing assistants $9.64 $10.80 $12.78 $15.08 $18.22
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $9.11 $10.26 $11.93 $14.44 $17.61
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, nursing assistants make $27,650 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nursing assistants $20,040 $22,470 $26,590 $31,370 $37,900
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $18,950 $21,330 $24,810 $30,040 $36,640
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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