Nursing Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Nursing Assistant"How much does a Nursing Assistant in the federal government get paid? $38,448.65* *Based on the 2018 average.
Nursing Assistant was the 24th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 13,699 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nursing Assistant, with an average salary of $38,469.
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.
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||13,112||$38,468.52|
|Indian Health Service||455||$37,555.04|
|Armed Forces Retirement Home||80||$40,643.98|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||27||$44,539.67|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||23||$29,815.09|
|Department of State||1||$49,882.00|
Nursing Assistant Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Nursing Assistant is $38,448.65. The highest paid Nursing Assistant made $57,158 in 2018.
Common Nursing Assistant Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Nursing Assistant Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||13,667|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||27|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||4|
|CY - Contract Education--school Year||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$59,316.00 / 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 Control||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Purchasing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Tax Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Electronics Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Respiratory Therapist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Nursing Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Nursing Assistant was $30,364. Since then, the average pay has increased to $38,449 in 2018.
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