Updated August 22, 2022

Average Nurses' Aide Salary

$14.66hourly

$30,496 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$30,496
Median
$39,000
90 %

How much does a Nurses' Aide make?

Nurses' aides make $30,496 per year on average, or $14.66 per hour, in the United States. Nurses' aides on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $39,000.

Location impacts how much a nurses' aide can expect to make. Nurses' aides make the most in Hawaii, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Nurses' Aides

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

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Nurses' Aide average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Maine$34,222$16.45137
2Michigan$32,124$15.44902
3Pennsylvania$33,564$16.14864
4Connecticut$36,326$17.46209
5Montana$31,767$15.27144
6Massachusetts$34,830$16.75686
7Vermont$36,539$17.5742
8New Hampshire$36,686$17.6477
9Hawaii$37,632$18.0953
10New York$33,037$15.881,200
11Wisconsin$30,694$14.76423
12Minnesota$31,214$15.01538
13South Dakota$32,499$15.6256
14Illinois$31,034$14.92844
15North Dakota$30,097$14.4760
16Ohio$30,371$14.60641
17Rhode Island$32,179$15.4763
18Oregon$31,974$15.37223
19Indiana$28,346$13.63882
20New Jersey$31,023$14.91717
21Kentucky$29,340$14.11297
22Washington$32,075$15.42317
23Delaware$31,241$15.0258
24Nevada$31,055$14.9369
25Florida$30,141$14.49714
26Kansas$27,537$13.24304
27West Virginia$27,091$13.02116
28Wyoming$29,412$14.1426
29Nebraska$27,226$13.09181
30Maryland$29,277$14.08363
31Texas$27,847$13.391,131
32Utah$28,837$13.86110
33Idaho$28,359$13.6382
34South Carolina$28,282$13.60202
35Arizona$28,641$13.77226
36Iowa$24,714$11.88310
37Alaska$26,490$12.7464
38California$29,861$14.36909
39New Mexico$27,235$13.09108
40North Carolina$25,730$12.37619
41Colorado$28,004$13.46255
42Tennessee$25,465$12.24354
43District of Columbia$29,355$14.1142
44Alabama$25,785$12.40193
45Virginia$26,997$12.98371
46Georgia$23,940$11.51628
47Oklahoma$23,870$11.48168
48Missouri$23,754$11.42354
49Mississippi$23,059$11.09130
50Arkansas$23,239$11.17102
51Louisiana$23,347$11.2296

Highest Paying Cities For Nurses' Aides

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Urban Honolulu, HI$37,685$18.12
2Dover, NH$36,706$17.65
3Farmington, CT$36,481$17.54
4Philadelphia, PA$33,669$16.19
5New York, NY$32,996$15.86
6Taylor, MI$32,037$15.40
7Wilmington, DE$31,406$15.10
8Wayne, NJ$31,236$15.02
9San Jose, CA$30,380$14.61
10Columbus, OH$29,930$14.39
11Indianapolis, IN$28,073$13.50
12Colorado Springs, CO$27,968$13.45
13Austin, TX$27,946$13.44
14Farmington, NM$27,555$13.25
15Raleigh, NC$25,875$12.44

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Urban Honolulu, HI
  2. Dover, NH
  3. Farmington, CT
  4. Philadelphia, PA
  5. New York, NY

Nurses' Aide Salary Details

Average Nurses' Aide Salary Graph
Average Nurses' Aide Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Nurses' Aide's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
75th Percentile$34,000$2,833$16
Average$30,496$2,541$15
25th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Mobile Phlebotomist$33,475$2,790$16.0913,734
Patient Sitter$29,649$2,471$14.25188,756
Phlebotomist$33,713$2,809$16.2111,707
Sitter$28,724$2,394$13.8185,152
Certified Phlebotomist$34,509$2,876$16.5944,574
Certified Medical Aide$32,675$2,723$15.71235,444

Which Companies Pay Nurses' Aides The Most?

The highest paying companies for nurses' aides are University of California, Berkeley and Emanate Health according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Princeton University and North Shore Healthcare report highly competitive wages for nurses' aides.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1University of California, Berkeley$41,417$19.91
2Emanate Health$40,062$19.264
3Princeton University$38,958$18.731
4North Shore Healthcare$35,836$17.23232
5Encompass Health$35,005$16.832,298
6Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College$34,698$16.683
7Home Health & Hospice Care$34,487$16.589
8Queens Health Systems$34,484$16.5855
9Mount Sinai Health System$34,398$16.54148
10Lahey Health Behavioral Services$34,346$16.51187
11Health Alliance$33,761$16.2365
12McLaren Health Care$33,224$15.97271
13St Luke's Hospital & Health Network Inc$33,024$15.88
14ProMedica Toledo Hospital$32,896$15.821,920
15WakeMed$32,806$15.77272
16Geisinger Medical Center$32,703$15.72505
17The Henry Ford$32,667$15.71
18McLeod Health$32,658$15.708
19Regional Health Rapid City Hospital$32,655$15.703
20Hawaii Pacific Health$32,611$15.6815

Nurses' Aide Salary Trends

Average Nurses' Aide Salary Over Time

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

    Nurses' Aide Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$30,500$14.66+5.0%
    2021$29,000$13.93-4.5%
    2020$30,300$14.55+3.6%
    2019$29,200$14.03+3.4%
    2018$28,200$13.56+3.3%

    Recently Added Nurses' Aide Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Adrian Dominican Sisters, Inc.Nurse AideAdrian, MI07/23/2022$34,436
    Copeland OaksState Tested Nurse AideAlliance, OH07/23/2022$29,218
    Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaPRN Nurse AidePhiladelphia, PA07/22/2022$38,526
    National Church ResidencesNurse AideColumbus, OH07/21/2022$31,702
    Interim HealthcareState Tested Nursing Aide, (Stna)-Facility StaffingNew Philadelphia, OH07/21/2022$35,479
    Sanford HealthRestorative Nursing Aide DaysDeLand, FL07/21/2022$29,740
    Good Samaritan SocietyRestorative Nursing Aide DaysDeLand, FL07/20/2022$29,740
    Beaumont HospitalsNursing AideTaylor, MI07/17/2022$31,305
    Beaumont HospitalsNursing AideTaylor, MI07/17/2022$31,305
    Prestige HealthcareNurse Aide TrainingSuttons Bay, MI07/16/2022$35,166

    Nurses' Aide Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Nurses' Aides the most?

    Hawaii pays Nurses' Aides the most in the United States, with an average salary of $37,632 per year, or $18.09 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Nurses' Aide if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Hampshire you should be paid close to $36,686 per year.

    What type of Nurses' 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 a Nurses' Aide?

    A good starting salary for a nurses' aide is $25,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a nurses' aide in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for nurses' aides is $30,417, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a nurses' aide can vary by state.

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