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Nursing Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Nursing Assistant"

How much does a Nursing Assistant in the federal government get paid? $42,722.88* *Based on the 2021 average.

Nursing Assistant was the 24th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 14,953 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nursing Assistant, with an average salary of $42,778.

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.

Agencies that have hired a Nursing Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 14,419 $42,778.41
Indian Health Service 417 $40,833.20
Armed Forces Retirement Home 72 $43,995.07
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 23 $46,252.39
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 20 $32,092.84
Department of State 1 $60,506.00
1 $0.00

Nursing Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nursing Assistant is $42,722.88. The highest paid Nursing Assistant made $89,329 in 2021.

Common Nursing Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Nursing Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 14,929
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 23
* - Invalid 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

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
PurchasingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Production ControlClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Accounting TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Autopsy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Nursing Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Nursing Assistant was $30,364. Since then, the average pay has increased to $42,723 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0621.

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