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U.S. Nursing Assistants
in Nursing Homes
Over 600,000 nursing assistants deliver personal care, assistance with ADLs and clinical support to 1.5 million nursing home residents across the United States.
- 91% are female.
- 9% are male.
- Most nursing assistants are under age 45. The median age is 36.
- 2.2 median hours per resident per day spent with CNAs.
- Median CNA income of $21,200 per year. ($12.84/hour)
- Half of nusring assistants have completed no formal education beyond high school.
- CNAs are over 3 times more likely to experience workplace injuries than the typical U.S. worker.
- 76% work full time for a full year.
- In the years ahead, nursing assistants will contribute more to nursing home employment growth than any other occupation. HOWEVER, due in part to the rebalancing of services toward home and community-based settings, nursing home growth will be modest, with an estimated 4,200 new nursing assistant postions added between 2016 - 2026.
***Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Occupational Employment Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wage Estimates, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Census Bureau, analysis by PHI (July 13, 2018)
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