Updated February 9, 2022
Average Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary
15.50 hourly
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$32,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$32,000
Median
$44,000
90 %
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What is a Geriatric Nursing Assistant's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
75th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
Average$32,249$2,687$16
25th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary By State

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Geriatric Nursing Assistant average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$29,395$14.13613
Alaska$32,026$15.40162
Arizona$28,831$13.861,278
Arkansas$28,373$13.64532
California$39,085$18.794,025
Colorado$30,973$14.891,368
Connecticut$39,537$19.01987
Delaware$34,914$16.79249
District of Columbia$32,903$15.82110
Florida$29,330$14.104,550
Georgia$29,013$13.952,422
Hawaii$44,499$21.39128
Idaho$29,129$14.00401
Illinois$31,581$15.182,277
Indiana$37,080$17.832,294
Iowa$31,968$15.371,070
Kansas$32,243$15.50888
Kentucky$34,466$16.571,134
Louisiana$27,851$13.39626
Maine$35,552$17.09795
Maryland$32,858$15.801,671
Massachusetts$39,793$19.132,725
Michigan$38,003$18.272,465
Minnesota$34,007$16.352,516
Mississippi$27,902$13.41417
Missouri$30,723$14.771,433
Montana$28,306$13.61392
Nebraska$30,053$14.45645
Nevada$37,982$18.26281
New Hampshire$32,189$15.48705
New Jersey$36,804$17.691,867
New Mexico$27,609$13.27558
New York$30,907$14.863,419
North Carolina$30,668$14.743,101
North Dakota$30,751$14.78261
Ohio$31,767$15.272,938
Oklahoma$34,770$16.72784
Oregon$35,831$17.231,063
Pennsylvania$28,592$13.753,426
Rhode Island$35,058$16.85322
South Carolina$27,924$13.431,099
South Dakota$34,532$16.60239
Tennessee$29,809$14.331,432
Texas$31,480$15.134,037
Utah$28,742$13.82452
Vermont$34,370$16.52193
Virginia$32,100$15.431,611
Washington$35,298$16.971,956
West Virginia$30,950$14.88539
Wisconsin$32,640$15.691,722
Wyoming$29,127$14.0070

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Edgewood, MD$33,080$15.90

How much does a Geriatric Nursing Assistant make?

The average Geriatric Nursing Assistant salary is $32,249 per year, or $15.5 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, and Michigan provide the highest Geriatric Nursing Assistant salaries.

Average Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary Over Time

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    Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$32,200$15.50+5.0%
    2021$30,600$14.73-4.5%
    2020$32,000$15.39+3.6%
    2019$30,900$14.84+3.4%
    2018$29,800$14.34+3.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary
    A certified nurses' aide specializes in providing health care and welfare support to patients in nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, or any facilities that offer long-term care. A nurses' aide is responsible for assisting patients in bathing and dressing, toilet and catheter use, essential daily exercise and walks, and preparing and feeding meals. Furthermore, a nurses' aide must monitor a patient's vital signs and overall condition. It is also essential to coordinate with nurses and other health care workers by reporting changes or improvements.
    Medical Internship

    Avg. salary: $63,933

    When it comes to a medical internship, one of the primary duties is to attend to the patients' needs while under a more experienced physician's supervision. During this period, the medical interns must rotate in various fields of specialties or departments for exposure. Aside from learning and observing, there are also instances when medical interns are required to produce necessary reports and documentation, communicate with patients and families, and take part in more challenging cases.
    Medical Scribe

    Avg. salary: $32,946

    As a medical scribe, their main responsibility is to follow a physician's daily work and do charting of patient encounters in real-time by accessing their medical electronic health record (EHR). It is their duty to make sure the patient schedules are followed, generate referral letters for physicians and manage and sort medical documents within the EHR. Medical scribes can be held as data custodians, medical assistants, and nurses to focus on patient in-take and care throughout clinic hours. In addition, they manage patient flow through the clinic and increase productivity to cater to more patients.
    Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $30,416

    A nurses' aide is responsible for providing healthcare and welfare assistance to patients in long-term care facilities while under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed colleague with extensive expertise. A nurses' aide is mostly involved in basic hygienic tasks, such as helping a patient in bathing and dressing, using the toilet, preparing meals, feeding, and performing basic chores. It is also vital for a nurses' aide to coordinate with supervisors, reporting any changes in a patients' condition or behavior.
    Certified Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $30,672

    A certified nurses' aide specializes in providing health care and welfare support to patients in nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, or any facilities that offer long-term care. A nurses' aide is responsible for assisting patients in bathing and dressing, toilet and catheter use, essential daily exercise and walks, and preparing and feeding meals. Furthermore, a nurses' aide must monitor a patient's vital signs and overall condition. It is also essential to coordinate with nurses and other health care workers by reporting changes or improvements.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Medical Internship$63,933$5,328$30.74156,611
    Medical Scribe$32,946$2,746$15.8485,204
    Nurses' Aide$30,417$2,535$14.62182,191
    Certified Nurses' Aide$30,672$2,556$14.75230,239
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    Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Geriatric Nursing Assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Recently Added Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    Careerstaff UnlimitedGeriatric Nursing Assistant-GNA-Skilled Nursing FacilitySalisbury, MD12/14/2021$66,784
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    Visiting AngelsCertified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant-atOwings Mills, MD12/10/2021$31,305
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    ConnectrnBaltimore, MD-Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNABaltimore, MD10/25/2021$50,088
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    Average Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary by Demographic

    Geriatric Nursing Assistant Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $33,643
    female-income
    Female Income
    $32,042
    GenderIncome
    Male$33,643
    Female$32,042
    Median Geriatric Nursing Assistant Income by Race
    Asian Geriatric Nursing Assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Geriatric Nursing Assistants have the lowest average salary at $32,245.
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    Hispanic or Latino

    Geriatric Nursing Assistant Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$32,679
    Black or African American$32,420
    Asian$33,764
    Hispanic or Latino$33,104
    Average Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary by Education Level
    Geriatric Nursing Assistants with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $33,238 annually. With a Associate degree, Geriatric Nursing Assistants earn a median annual income of $33,131 compared to $32,042 for Geriatric Nursing Assistants with an High School Diploma degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Geriatric Nursing Assistant Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$32,042
    Bachelor's Degree$33,238
    Some College/ Associate Degree$33,131