Monday, January 31, 2022

Nursing Assistant Pay in New England

Over 1,371,000 nursing assistants were employed in the U.S. as of May 2020 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 90,000 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 regions nursing assistants worked in Massachusetts, which ranked among the five best states in the nation for nursing assistant annual mean wage levels.  A further examination of BLS data from May 2020 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 21,370 $35,400 11th
MA 40,550 $37,160 5th
ME 9,140 $32,670 22nd
NH 7.600 $34,550 12th
RI 9,110 $34,280 15th
VT 2,460 $33,450 18th
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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