Saturday, May 13, 2023

Nursing Assistant Pay in New England

Over 1,310,000 nursing assistants were employed in the U.S. as of May 2022 according to the most current occupational employment data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The New England region was home to more than 83,700 of those nursing assistant jobs.  Per BLS data, New England was an above-average region for nursing assistant pay as every state in the region had an annual mean wage level for nursing assistants that topped the national average.  Moreover, about 45% of the region's nursing assistants worked in Massachusetts, which ranked among the ten best states in the nation for nursing assistant annual mean wage levels.  A further examination of BLS data from May 2022 provides the following state-level details about nursing assistant pay in New England:

Nursing Assistant Pay in New England

Nursing Assistant Pay in New England

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CT 19,390 $38,280 15th
MA 37,730 $41,390 8th
ME 7,730 $38,170 17th
NH 7,250 $39,050 13th
RI 8,730 $39,490 11th
VT 2,910 $37,280 20th
U.S. 1,310,090 $36,220 -------

(*) 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 10, 2023

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