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How Much Does a Health Assistant Earn In The United States?

Health Assistant Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
$19,000
$30,000
$46,000
Health assistants in the United States make an average salary of $30,493 per year or $14.66 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level health assistant salary is roughly $19,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $46,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and education companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out non profits, government, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Illinois, and Maryland provide the highest health assistant salaries.
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Where Health Assistants Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where health assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Health Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

While a health assistant can average a salary of $30,493 per year, or $14.66 per hour, there are many opportunities for health assistants to make more. For example, in Sunnyvale, CA you might make $42,262 per year. Other high-paying locations include Joliet, IL, Norfolk, VA and Salem, OR. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Sunnyvale, CA where the average starting salary is $23,000. The highest paying states for health assistants include New York, New Jersey and West Virginia. Meanwhile, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Arkansas offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Sunnyvale, CA
$42,262
Avg. Salary
$19k
$57k
2. Joliet, IL
$40,863
Avg. Salary
$19k
$57k
3. Norfolk, VA
$36,620
Avg. Salary
$19k
$57k
4. Salem, OR
$36,598
Avg. Salary
$19k
$57k
5. Harrisburg, PA
$36,503
Avg. Salary
$19k
$57k
6. Milwaukee, WI
$33,886
Avg. Salary
$19k
$57k

High Paying Health Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Health Assistants The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a health assistant, being employed by a company such as Green Plains or City of Norfolk would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Washington State Employees Credit Union and Solano County also report highly competitive salaries for health assistants.
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Avg. Salary
$23k
$46k
Avg. Salary
$23k
$46k
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$23k
$46k
Avg. Salary
$23k
$46k

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Health Assistant Salary History

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    How Much Do Health Assistants Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a health assistant can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for health assistants tend to be found in non profits, government, and health care companies. In fact, health assistants can make a yearly salary of $31,527 while working for non profits companies.
    1. Non Profits
    $31,527
    Avg. Salary
    $24k
    $34k
    2. Government
    $28,534
    Avg. Salary
    $24k
    $34k
    3. Health Care
    $27,914
    Avg. Salary
    $24k
    $34k
    4. Education
    $27,139
    Avg. Salary
    $24k
    $34k

    How Experience Affects Health Assistant Salaries

    The salary for a health 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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    03/31/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    03/31/2021
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    Windsor, CO
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    03/27/2021
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    $31,305
    $31,305
    03/27/2021
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    Cope, SC
    03/22/2021
    03/22/2021
    $18,593
    $18,593
    03/22/2021
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    Health/Pfce Assistant
    Health/Pfce Assistant
    Fine, NY
    Fine, NY
    03/13/2021
    03/13/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    03/13/2021
    Instructional Health Assistant-Bullitt Lick
    Instructional Health Assistant-Bullitt Lick
    Shepherdsville, KY
    Shepherdsville, KY
    03/10/2021
    03/10/2021
    $32,495
    $32,495
    03/10/2021
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    Salem, OR
    Salem, OR
    03/08/2021
    03/08/2021
    $32,202
    $32,202
    03/08/2021
    Catalina Foothills School District
    Catalina Foothills School District
    Health Assistant
    Health Assistant
    Health Assistant
    Tucson, AZ
    Tucson, AZ
    03/06/2021
    03/06/2021
    $28,488
    $28,488
    03/06/2021
    Substitute School Health Assistant
    Substitute School Health Assistant
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Santa Clarita, CA
    01/30/2021
    01/30/2021
    $33,622
    $33,622
    01/30/2021
    Health Assistant
    Health Assistant
    Maricopa, AZ
    Maricopa, AZ
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $27,152
    $27,152
    01/29/2021
    Richland School District 2
    Richland School District 2
    Health Room Assistant
    Health Room Assistant
    Health Room Assistant
    Columbia, SC
    Columbia, SC
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $28,237
    $28,237
    01/29/2021