Thursday, August 26, 2021

Nursing Assistant Pay in the Far West U.S.

There were more than 1,371,000 nursing assistants working in the USA according to May 2020 data released earlier this year by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Over 157,000 nursing assistants were employed in the six-state Far West region of the country.  Per BLS data, the Far West U.S. was the top region in the country for nursing assistant pay. Not only did all states in the region feature an annual mean wage for nursing assistants that topped the national average, but five Far West states ranked among the top ten states nationally for nursing assistant pay. Moreover, three of the top five states nationally for nursing assistant annual mean wages were in the Far West region. A further examination of BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about nursing assistant pay in the Far West U.S.:

Nursing Assistant Pay in the Far West U.S.

Nursing Assistant Pay in the Far West U.S.

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AK 1,800 $42,500 1st
CA 97,970 $39,280 3rd
HI 4,050 $38,650 4th
NV 7,030 $34,280 14th
OR 12,320 $37,100 6th
WA 34,420 $36,310 8th
U.S. 1,371,050 $32,050 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 15, 2021

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