Updated August 22, 2022

Average Aide Salary

$13.36hourly

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$27,793 yearly

Entry level Salary
$21,000 yearly
$21,000
10 %
$27,793
Median
$35,000
90 %

How much does an Aide make?

Aides make $27,793 per year on average, or $13.36 per hour, in the United States. Aides on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000.

Location impacts how much an aide can expect to make. Aides make the most in Washington, Alaska, Massachusetts, Vermont, and California.

Highest Paying States For Aides

The darker areas on the map show where aides earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Aide average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Massachusetts$33,390$16.051,753
2Maine$30,489$14.66304
3Alaska$34,196$16.44118
4North Dakota$31,060$14.93134
5Washington$34,397$16.54869
6New York$30,123$14.484,180
7Michigan$28,210$13.561,779
8Pennsylvania$27,830$13.385,598
9Connecticut$30,539$14.68548
10West Virginia$27,427$13.19336
11Vermont$32,697$15.7272
12Oregon$31,917$15.34546
13New Hampshire$31,358$15.08194
14New Jersey$29,515$14.192,058
15Minnesota$28,022$13.471,429
16Rhode Island$29,554$14.21161
17Arizona$29,919$14.38631
18California$32,626$15.692,643
19Montana$26,367$12.68267
20Texas$28,754$13.822,243
21Idaho$28,015$13.47212
22South Dakota$27,668$13.30113
23Oklahoma$26,495$12.74463
24Ohio$24,972$12.011,658
25Wisconsin$25,612$12.31823
26Illinois$25,801$12.402,171
27Indiana$24,268$11.671,698
28Delaware$25,485$12.25213
29Maryland$27,768$13.35721
30Alabama$25,013$12.03498
31New Mexico$24,805$11.93315
32Iowa$24,559$11.81549
33Nevada$26,173$12.58167
34Colorado$27,103$13.03513
35Hawaii$28,510$13.7189
36Kentucky$24,420$11.74521
37Missouri$24,553$11.80834
38South Carolina$23,680$11.38648
39Nebraska$24,470$11.76310
40Tennessee$22,400$10.771,080
41Utah$24,980$12.01212
42District of Columbia$26,969$12.9765
43Kansas$23,096$11.10502
44Wyoming$24,327$11.7047
45North Carolina$21,911$10.531,689
46Virginia$24,873$11.96883
47Florida$23,308$11.212,218
48Georgia$22,968$11.041,458
49Mississippi$21,007$10.10280
50Arkansas$22,107$10.63238
51Louisiana$20,953$10.07278

Aide Salary Details

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Average Aide Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Aide's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
75th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
Average$27,793$2,316$13
25th Percentile$24,000$2,000$12
10th Percentile$21,000$1,750$10

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Substitute Teachers Aide$27,488$2,291$13.2277,249
Special Education Aide$31,638$2,636$15.2195,429
Certified Nurses' Aide$32,566$2,714$15.66171,087
Rehabilitation Aide$28,284$2,357$13.6042,701
Instructional Aide$30,993$2,583$14.9060,846
Residential Aide$26,176$2,181$12.5874,826

How Much Do Aides Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much an aide salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The health care industry pays aides an average salary of $27,848

  2. The education industry pay $27,620

  3. The lowest paying industry for aides is the government industry. Aides in this industry earn an average salary of $26,236

Highest Paying Industries For Aides

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Health Care$27,848$13.39
2Education$27,620$13.28
3Hospitality$27,470$13.21
4Professional$27,382$13.16
5Government$26,236$12.61

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Aide Salary Trends

Average Aide Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Aide Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$27,800$13.36+6.8%
    2021$25,900$12.46+6.9%
    2020$24,100$11.60+3.8%
    2019$23,200$11.16+5.1%
    2018$22,000$10.59+4.3%

    Aide Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Aides the most?

    Washington pays Aides the most in the United States, with an average salary of $34,397 per year, or $16.54 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Aide?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Aide if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Alaska you should be paid close to $34,196 per year.

    What type of Aide gets paid the most?

    Medication Aide gets paid the most. Medication Aide made a median salary of $40,799. The best-paid 10 percent make $45,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $36,000.

    What is a good starting salary for an Aide?

    A good starting salary for an aide is $26,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an aide in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for aides is $31,572, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an aide can vary by state.

    How much do home aides get paid?

    Home aides get paid $13.50 an hour, on average ($31,471 a year). The range in how much a home health aide can make starts from as little as $11 to as much as $20 an hour. Factors such as company and location impact how much a home aide gets paid.

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