Thursday, March 10, 2022

Nursing Assistant Pay in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

There were more than 1,371,000 nursing assistants employed in the United States as of May 2020 according to the latest occupational employment data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Approximately 233,500 of those employed as nursing assistants lived in the Mid-Eastern U.S., a region which includes five states and the District of Columbia.  BLS data reveals the region to be one of the better regions of the country for nursing assistant pay.  Every Mid-Eastern state registered a nursing assistant annual mean wage level that was above the national average, and two states in the region ranked among the ten best states nationally for that pay metric.  A closer examination of BLS data from May 2020 provides the following details about nursing assistant pay in the Mid-Eastern U.S.:

Nursing Assistant Pay in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

Nursing Assistant Pay in the Mid-Eastern U.S.

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
DC 3,290 $36,980 7th
DE 4,930 $32,980 21st
MD 27,430 $33,840 16th
NJ 44,560 $33,030 20th
NY 81,440 $40,620 2nd
PA 71,880 $32,560 23rd
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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