Updated August 18, 2021
Average Certified Nurses' Aide Salary
$14.01 hourly
$29,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$29,000
Median
$37,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18
75th Percentile$33,000$2,750$16
Average$29,140$2,428$14
25th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12
10th Percentile$22,000$1,833$11

Average Certified Nurses' Aide Salary By State

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Certified Nurses' Aide average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$23,471$11.281,041
Alaska$48,579$23.36229
Arizona$32,940$15.841,835
Arkansas$24,083$11.58746
California$30,127$14.486,129
Colorado$29,509$14.191,570
Connecticut$29,891$14.371,204
Delaware$32,079$15.42332
District of Columbia$30,937$14.87168
Florida$29,755$14.315,181
Georgia$23,130$11.123,486
Hawaii$38,524$18.52180
Idaho$24,463$11.76432
Illinois$25,416$12.224,038
Indiana$27,490$13.223,286
Iowa$29,339$14.11987
Kansas$26,806$12.89987
Kentucky$23,868$11.471,389
Louisiana$22,393$10.77952
Maine$32,458$15.60750
Maryland$28,442$13.671,605
Massachusetts$33,317$16.023,117
Michigan$31,453$15.123,267
Minnesota$36,081$17.352,833
Mississippi$22,567$10.85561
Missouri$22,422$10.782,125
Montana$26,797$12.88449
Nebraska$28,436$13.67600
Nevada$31,165$14.98426
New Hampshire$34,017$16.35767
New Jersey$26,004$12.503,230
New Mexico$30,489$14.66698
New York$32,911$15.825,437
North Carolina$23,484$11.293,232
North Dakota$32,958$15.85242
Ohio$26,724$12.853,861
Oklahoma$23,169$11.141,078
Oregon$32,256$15.511,388
Pennsylvania$31,450$15.126,914
Rhode Island$31,994$15.38423
South Carolina$23,047$11.081,346
South Dakota$26,633$12.80330
Tennessee$26,638$12.812,091
Texas$26,591$12.786,056
Utah$26,356$12.67710
Vermont$33,200$15.96222
Virginia$26,975$12.972,395
Washington$30,381$14.612,568
West Virginia$26,221$12.61613
Wisconsin$31,683$15.231,973
Wyoming$27,911$13.4295

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Highest Paying Cities For Certified Nurses' Aide

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Kaneohe, HI$38,550$18.53
Philadelphia, PA$31,569$15.18
Rochester Hills, MI$31,535$15.16
Denver, CO$29,588$14.22
Fremont, NE$28,500$13.70
Carmel, IN$27,468$13.21

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How much does a Certified Nurses' Aide make?

The average Certified Nurses' Aide salary is $29,140 per year, or $14.01 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $37,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts provide the highest Certified Nurses' Aide salaries.

Average Certified Nurses' Aide Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$29,100$14.01+3.6%
    2021$28,100$13.51+3.4%
    2020$27,100$13.05+3.3%
    2019$26,300$12.62+2.4%
    2018$25,600$12.32+0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Patient Sitter

    Avg. salary: $22,531

    The primary job of a patient sitter is to provide patients with care and companionship. You will be responsible for a few duties that always include supervising patients, assisting them with basic personal hygiene and care, and monitoring their vital signs. As a patient sitter, you are expected to refrain from doing unauthorized or additional functions, identifying changes in patient's conditions, and maintaining patient information confidentiality. You are also expected to comply with relevant standards, procedures, and policies.
    158,758 Patient Sitter Jobs
    Patient Escort

    Avg. salary: $27,313

    A patient escort assists health care staff in providing patient care by managing a patient's immediate needs. Typical duties that you will perform include organizing and coordinating the transport of patients, assisting patients in personal hygiene such as dressing and bathing, and engaging with patients. As a patient escort, you are expected to create good relationships with patients by treating them with dignity and respect. You may also provide support services such as restocking supplies and changing linens.
    159,604 Patient Escort Jobs
    Aide

    Avg. salary: $28,743

    Aides are personal employees of their clients who commonly have health issues that render them unable to do certain tasks. They help out their clients with activities they may need assistance in. They may do personal errands such as grocery shopping, cleaning, and cooking. They also provide care for their clients by helping them bathe, dress, brush their teeth, and other personal hygiene activities. Aides also help their clients walk, sit, and eat if their clients' motor functions are compromised. Aides are expected to be patient, caring, and trustworthy.
    53,788 Aide Jobs
    Home Health Aid

    Avg. salary: $24,443

    Home health aides provide care and assistance to patients who have chronic illnesses, injuries, disabilities, or age-related challenges inside the patient's home. They monitor the patient's condition and help them in any activity they may need assistance in. They provide support to both the patient and the family to manage the patient's condition. Home health aides care for the patient by providing personal services like bathing and basic grooming, designing nutritional plans, cooking and preparing meals, running errands, maintaining the cleanliness of the home, managing medication intake, and ensuring the home is safe and secure for the patient.
    220,095 Home Health Aid Jobs
    Hospice Aide

    Avg. salary: $29,590

    A hospice aide is responsible for assisting patients in their daily activities, usually in a medical institution or private household. Hospice aides monitor the patients' conditions, administer medication, and report updates to the attending physician or other health care professionals. They also manage the patients' food intake, support them with their lifestyle activities, and perform duties that would make the patients comfortable. A hospice aide must have excellent communication skills, especially in responding to the patients' inquiries and concerns and listening to their stories.
    132,571 Hospice Aide Jobs
    Nurse Technician

    Avg. salary: $31,056

    Nurse technicians, also known as nursing aides, assistants, or attendants, usually work in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Primarily, they help a registered nurse by providing essential mobility, care, and support to patients. Everyday routine duties include maintaining patients' hygiene and moving them using wheelchairs or stretchers around the facility for their meals, treatment, events, and other activities. They do tasks that help improve a patient's comfort level and become their caregivers in the long run. This job requires a high school diploma along with the completed certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.
    194,458 Nurse Technician Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Patient Sitter$22,531$1,878$10.83158,758
    Patient Escort$27,313$2,276$13.13159,604
    Aide$28,743$2,395$13.8253,788
    Home Health Aid$24,443$2,037$11.75220,095
    Hospice Aide$29,591$2,466$14.23132,571
    Nurse Technician$31,056$2,588$14.93194,458
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    The salary for a Certified Nurses' Aide can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Average Certified Nurses' Aide Salary by Demographic

    Certified Nurses' Aide Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $30,101
    female-income
    Female Income
    $28,995
    GenderIncome
    Male$30,101
    Female$28,995
    Median Certified Nurses' Aide Income by Race
    Asian Certified Nurses' Aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian Certified Nurses' Aides have the lowest average salary at $29,139.
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    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$29,438
    Black or African American$29,262
    Asian$30,153
    Hispanic or Latino$29,749
    Average Certified Nurses' Aide Salary by Education Level
    Certified Nurses' Aides with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $30,381 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Certified Nurses' Aides earn a median annual income of $29,841 compared to $29,760 for Certified Nurses' Aides with an Associate degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
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    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$28,995
    Some College/ Associate Degree$29,760
    Bachelor's Degree$29,841
    Master's Degree$30,381