Average Nurse's Aide (Certified) Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Nurse's Aide (Certified) is $12.21.
MEDIAN $12.21
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
$25 - $1,216
Profit Sharing
$0 - $30
Total Pay
$20,311 - $34,846

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Job Description for Nurse's Aide (Certified)

The top respondents for the job title Nurse's Aide (Certified) are from the companies Genesis HealthCare, HCR ManorCare and Nursing Home Group. Reported salaries are highest at Genesis HealthCare where the average pay is $14.15. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCR ManorCare, earning around $12.15. Brookdale Living Communities, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.15. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.74.

Career Paths

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Nurse's Aide (Certified)
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Nurse's Aide (Certified)

Skills in Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospice, Home Health/Home Care, Geriatrics and Elder Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse's Aide (Certified)

An entry-level Nurse's Aide (Certified) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.88 based on 49 salaries. An early career Nurse's Aide (Certified) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.34 based on 462 salaries. A mid-career Nurse's Aide (Certified) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.18 based on 299 salaries. An experienced Nurse's Aide (Certified) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.79 based on 463 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Nurse's Aide (Certified) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (16.6% more) and Houston, Texas (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wichita, Kansas (11.5% less), Dallas, Texas (7.9% less) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

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