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Considering a career as a Nursing Assistant in Massachusetts?

10.1% Jobs Projection
$32,310 Median Salary
4,980 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Nursing Assistants in Massachusetts are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Nursing Assistants in Massachusetts is growing faster than average.

  • Nursing Assistants in Massachusetts earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nursing Assistants Work in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, there were 39,100 people working as Nursing Assistants in the year 2018.

There were 38,370 Nursing Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 730 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 20,950 Nursing Assistants working in it, which means Massachusetts has more Nursing Assistants than average.


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Nursing Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 10.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.5%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 4,980 annual job openings, and a total of 43,200 jobs for Massachusetts Nursing Assistants in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 195,100 annual jobs and 1,683,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nursing Assistants Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Nursing Assistants ranged from $26,170 to $42,480 with $32,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.58 to $20.42. The median hourly rate was $15.54.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.92 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.62.

The median salary in Massachusetts is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Massachusetts Metros for Nursing Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nursing Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 26,030 $33,560
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 11,820 $29,980
Springfield, MA-CT 4,460 $29,840
Worcester, MA-CT 3,630 $31,280
Barnstable Town, MA 1,990 $31,300
New Bedford, MA 1,280 $29,070
Leominster-Gardner, MA 610 $30,070
Pittsfield, MA 530 $32,340

Top States for Nursing Assistants Employment

View the list below to see where most Nursing Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 99,440 $33,070
New York 91,400 $36,610
Florida 89,860 $26,020
Texas 87,750 $25,760
Pennsylvania 76,260 $30,080
Ohio 65,860 $27,040
North Carolina 63,010 $25,260
Illinois 61,140 $27,860
New Jersey 56,500 $29,470
Michigan 49,760 $29,710
Virginia 39,320 $27,270
Massachusetts 39,100 $32,310
Missouri 38,560 $24,350
Georgia 36,780 $24,680
Washington 32,690 $31,220
Wisconsin 32,310 $29,240
Minnesota 31,640 $33,350
Indiana 30,220 $26,830
Tennessee 28,340 $25,680
Maryland 27,980 $30,230

Below are the states where Nursing Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $38,500
New York $36,610
Hawaii $34,870
Nevada $34,060
North Dakota $33,980
Minnesota $33,350
California $33,070
Connecticut $32,620
Oregon $32,350
Massachusetts $32,310

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