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Nursing Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $14.77
Statewide median: $19.62

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Nursing Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$11.09 $13.13 $15.49
Minnesota
$12.59 $14.77 $17.63
Central Minnesota
$12.97 $14.55 $16.78
Northeast Minnesota
$12.15 $14.16 $16.9
Northwest Minnesota
$11.62 $13.34 $15.38
Southeast Minnesota
$11.88 $13.71 $16.01
Southwest Minnesota
$11.32 $12.73 $14.72
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.88 $16.35 $18.76

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 31050 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Nursing Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 9180 new Nursing Assistants to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Nursing Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 1492100 1754100 262000 17.6%
Minnesota 29805 32256 2451 8.2%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2014 2024 Number Percent
Northeast Minnesota 2097 2307 210 10%
Central Minnesota 3296 3567 271 8.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 13698 14934 1236 9%
Southwest Minnesota 3138 3119 -19 -0.6%
Northwest Minnesota 3885 4305 420 10.8%
Southeast Minnesota 3694 4005 311 8.4%


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