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How Much Does a Nurses' Aide Earn In The United States?

Nurses' Aide Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$26,000
$20,000
$26,000
$35,000
Did you know that the average nurses' aide makes $26,968 per year? That's valued at $12.97 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $20,000 and $35,000, meaning nurses' aides have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most nurses' aides find a job with health care and non profits companies, while others work for health care, None, and None companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Hawaii and Connecticut are the top states in the U.S. to pay nurses' aides the highest salaries.
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Where Nurses' Aides Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Nurses' Aides Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Hawaii and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for nurses' aides. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Carolina, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Location
City
Average Salary

Farmington, CT

Salary Range31k - 50k$40k$39,985

Scranton, PA

Salary Range27k - 43k$35k$34,791

Daly City, CA

Salary Range26k - 42k$34k$33,815

Belleville, NJ

Salary Range25k - 39k$31k$31,388

Fort Pierce, FL

Salary Range24k - 38k$31k$30,554

Albuquerque, NM

Salary Range23k - 36k$29k$29,120

Southfield, MI

Salary Range24k - 34k$29k$28,861

Greeley, CO

Salary Range23k - 32k$27k$27,311

Chesapeake, VA

Salary Range22k - 33k$27k$27,106

Elkhart, IN

Salary Range22k - 31k$26k$26,479
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High Paying Nurses' Aide Jobs

Which Companies Pay Nurses' Aides The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Prometric and Senior Living Communities as they offer the highest salaries for nurses' aides.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Prometric
Salary Range59k - 77k$68k$67,783
Senior Living Communities
Salary Range54k - 69k$61k$61,465
Johnston County Public Schools
Salary Range39k - 57k$48k$47,838
State of Colorado
Salary Range34k - 39k$37k$36,568
WellSpan Health
Salary Range31k - 41k$36k$35,914
UMass Memorial Health Care
Salary Range30k - 37k$34k$33,969
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Salary Range29k - 34k$32k$32,325
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Salary Range27k - 36k$32k$31,688
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Salary Range29k - 33k$31k$31,284
WakeMed Health & Hospitals Inc
Salary Range27k - 35k$31k$31,275
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$77k

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Nurses' Aide Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Nurses' Aide Salaries

    The salary for a 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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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    Farmington, CT
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    01/27/2021
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    $52,175
    $52,175
    01/27/2021
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    Collegeville, PA
    Collegeville, PA
    01/25/2021
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    $33,487
    $33,487
    01/25/2021
    Adrian Dominican Sisters
    Adrian Dominican Sisters
    Nurse Aide
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    Adrian, MI
    Adrian, MI
    01/23/2021
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    $28,341
    $28,341
    01/23/2021
    Aspen Hills/Buttonwood
    Aspen Hills/Buttonwood
    Temporary Nurse Aide
    Temporary Nurse Aide
    Temporary Nurse Aide
    Pemberton, NJ
    Pemberton, NJ
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    01/21/2021
    University of Michigan
    University of Michigan
    Nurse Aide II
    Nurse Aide II
    Nurse Aide II
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Ann Arbor, MI
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $38,002
    $38,002
    01/21/2021
    Nurse Aide Training Program
    Nurse Aide Training Program
    Kennett Square, PA
    Kennett Square, PA
    01/19/2021
    01/19/2021
    $31,994
    $31,994
    01/19/2021
    Colorado State
    Colorado State
    Nurse Aide Faculty
    Nurse Aide Faculty
    Nurse Aide Faculty
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    01/18/2021
    01/18/2021
    $46,500
    $46,500
    01/18/2021
    Sterling Care Frostburg Village
    Sterling Care Frostburg Village
    Geriatric Nursing Aide (GNA) 8 or Shifts
    Geriatric Nursing Aide (GNA) 8 or Shifts
    Geriatric Nursing Aide (GNA) 8 or Shifts
    Cumberland, MD
    Cumberland, MD
    01/18/2021
    01/18/2021
    $27,131
    $27,131
    01/18/2021