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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: $16.54
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Nursing Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.08 $14.16 $16.67
Minnesota
$14.39 $16.54 $18.91
Central Minnesota
$14.57 $16.96 $19.02
Northeast Minnesota
$13.85 $15.59 $18.16
Northwest Minnesota
$13.98 $15.87 $18.21
Southeast Minnesota
$14.47 $16.29 $18.25
Southwest Minnesota
$13.22 $14.45 $15.72
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.44 $17.66 $19.83

* "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 31,640 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 high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 39,285 new Nursing Assistants to meet market demand between 2016-2026. 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
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 1,510,300 1,683,700 173,400 11.5%
Minnesota 32,655 34,546 1,891 5.8%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 4,437 4,804 367 8.3%
Central Minnesota 3,186 3,277 91 2.9%
Northeast Minnesota 2,560 2,726 166 6.5%
Southeast Minnesota 3,851 3,945 94 2.4%
Southwest Minnesota 3,332 3,289 -43 -1.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 15,436 16,470 1,034 6.7%


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