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Nursing Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Nursing Assistant"

How much does a Nursing Assistant in the federal government get paid? $37,544.17* *Based on the 2016 average.
13,085 EMPLOYEES
$490.66M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Nursing Assistant was the 25th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 13,085 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nursing Assistant, with an average salary of $36,885.

Government Nursing Assistant jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Nursing Assistant job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation covers positions which involve a variety of personal care, nursing care, or related procedures which do not require (a) the knowledges and skills represented by the licensure of practical and vocational nurses by a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or (b) fully professional nurse education.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Nursing Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 11,913 $36,884.62
Indian Health Service 496 $36,152.73
Armed Forces Retirement Home 74 $39,536.82
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 36 $43,009.58
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 28 $28,891.18
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $37,121.00
Indian Affairs 1 $28,879.00

Nursing Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nursing Assistant is $37,544.17. The highest paid Nursing Assistant made $56,345 in 2016.

Common Nursing Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Nursing Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 13,053
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 29
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support
Occupation Family: 0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Nursing Assistant jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Production ControlClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
PurchasingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Tax ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Nursing Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Nursing Assistant was $30,364. Since then, the average pay has increased to $37,544 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0621.

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