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How Much Does a Licensed Nursing Assistant Earn In The United States?

Licensed Nursing Assistant Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$35,000
$26,000
$35,000
$47,000
Licensed nursing assistants in the United States make an average salary of $35,575 per year or $17.1 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, and California provide the highest licensed nursing assistant salaries.
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Where Licensed Nursing Assistants Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Licensed Nursing Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Hawaii and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for licensed nursing assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Georgia, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Location
1. Union City, CA
$46,414
Avg. Salary
$23k
$58k
2. Bethlehem, NY
$45,868
Avg. Salary
$23k
$58k
3. Rochester, MN
$42,827
Avg. Salary
$23k
$58k
4. Kalamazoo, MI
$42,312
Avg. Salary
$23k
$58k
5. Indianapolis, IN
$40,365
Avg. Salary
$23k
$58k
6. Tacoma, WA
$39,518
Avg. Salary
$23k
$58k

High Paying Licensed Nursing Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Licensed Nursing Assistants The Most?

To earn a high income as a licensed nursing assistant, working for Hireology or Ontario-Montclair School District might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Southcoast Health System and PeaceHealth report highly competitive wages for licensed nursing assistants.
Company
$56,852
Avg. Salary
$29k
$65k
Avg. Salary
$29k
$65k
$35,274
Avg. Salary
$29k
$65k
Avg. Salary
$29k
$65k

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Licensed Nursing Assistant Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Licensed Nursing Assistant Salaries

    The salary for a licensed 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.

    Recently Added Licensed Nursing Assistant Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Wolfeboro Bay Center-Genesis Healthcare
    Wolfeboro Bay Center-Genesis Healthcare
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Wolfeboro, NH
    Wolfeboro, NH
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $46,958
    $46,958
    03/31/2021
    Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
    Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
    Burlington, VT
    Burlington, VT
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $49,045
    $49,045
    03/31/2021
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Keene, NH
    Keene, NH
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $50,422
    $50,422
    03/30/2021
    Licensed Nursing Assistant/LNA-Staffing
    Licensed Nursing Assistant/LNA-Staffing
    Manchester, NH
    Manchester, NH
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $58,436
    $58,436
    03/30/2021
    Lebanon Center-Genesis Healthcare
    Lebanon Center-Genesis Healthcare
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA
    Lebanon, NH
    Lebanon, NH
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    03/29/2021
    Elderwood/Pediatric/Postacute/Woodmark
    Elderwood/Pediatric/Postacute/Woodmark
    Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
    Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
    Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
    Burlington, VT
    Burlington, VT
    03/27/2021
    03/27/2021
    $49,045
    $49,045
    03/27/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA-3Rd Shift
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA-3Rd Shift
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA-3Rd Shift
    Keene, NH
    Keene, NH
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $43,827
    $43,827
    03/26/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA-1St. Shift
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA-1St. Shift
    Licensed Nursing Assistant-LNA-1St. Shift
    Burlington, VT
    Burlington, VT
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $45,914
    $45,914
    03/26/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Licensed Vocational Nurse-LVN-Assisted Living
    Licensed Vocational Nurse-LVN-Assisted Living
    Licensed Vocational Nurse-LVN-Assisted Living
    Harlingen, TX
    Harlingen, TX
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $20,087
    $20,087
    03/25/2021
    New River Valley Community Services
    New River Valley Community Services
    LPN-Assisted Living
    LPN-Assisted Living
    LPN-Assisted Living
    Dublin, VA
    Dublin, VA
    03/24/2021
    03/24/2021
    $28,455
    $28,455
    03/24/2021