Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Nurse Aides can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Beginning workers can expect to earn $21K starting out, which grows to $25K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $25K. As Nurse Aides approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $26K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.