A Nurse's Aide (Certified) earns an average wage of $10.72 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Telemetry, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Medicine / Surgery.
Nurse's Aide (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$14,146 - $38,783
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MEDIAN: $23,838
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Nurse's Aide (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$8.53 - $14.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,146 - $38,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.19  
Total Pay (?
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$17,941 - $30,835  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.53 - $14.30  
   
Overtime
$5.80 - $20.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $491.19  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,941 - $30,835  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
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Job Description for Nurse's Aide (Certified)
A certified nurse's aide provides support to a number of professionals in a client's care. They may responsible for a wide range of tasks, such as taking a patient's vital signs and assisting patients at meal times.
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Nurse's Aide (Certified) Tasks
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse's Aide (Certified)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Denver
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Tulsa
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National Average
$23,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Nurse's Aide (Certified) Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Skills That Affect Nurse's Aide (Certified) Salaries

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Geriatrics
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Hospice
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National Average
$23,000
Elder Care
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Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 50%
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