Nursing Assistants in Pennsylvania
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Nursing Assistants in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Nursing Assistants in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.
Nursing Assistants in Pennsylvania earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Nursing Assistants Work in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, there were 76,260 people working as Nursing Assistants in the year 2018.
There were 75,020 Nursing Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 1,240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 20,950 Nursing Assistants working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Nursing Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Pennsylvania
Jobs for Nursing Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.5%.
Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 9,980 annual job openings, and 86,510 total jobs in 2026 for Nursing Assistants in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 195,100 annual jobs and 1,683,700 total jobs in 2026.
What do Nursing Assistants Make in Pennsylvania?
In 2018 wages for Nursing Assistants ranged from $23,680 to $38,920 with $30,080 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.39 to $18.71. The median hourly rate was $14.46.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.13 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.33.
The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Pennsylvania 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|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||99,940||$36,370|
|State College, PA||380||$29,650|
|East Stroudsburg, PA||360||$30,000|
Top States for Nursing Assistants Employment
View the list below to see where most Nursing Assistants work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Nursing Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Nursing Assistant Career?
- Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants
- Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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