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Salaries for

Nursing Aide

Virginia Median
$12.00 /hr
National Median
$13.00 /hr
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

Nursing Aide

A nursing aide provides basic care for elderly, injured, and ill patients in hospitals and nursing care facilities.

A typical day in the life of a nursing aide might include:

  • Bathing and feeding patients
  • Noting patients' health issues and recording vital signs
  • Transporting patients to operating rooms.

Salaries for

Nursing Aide

Virginia Median
$12.00 /hr
National Median
$13.00 /hr
Median Income is the exact middle income earned by someone in a job or career field.

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Nursing Aide
Mantua Township, NJ
$23.50 /hr
Butler, PA
$22.00 /hr
Charlotte, NC
$21.25 /hr
Houston, TX
$13.00 /hr
New York, NY
$13.00 /hr
Austin, TX
$12.50 /hr
Cincinnati, OH
$12.50 /hr
Indianapolis, IN
$12.00 /hr
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

A typical day in the life of a nursing aide might include:

  • Bathing and feeding patients
  • Noting patients' health issues and recording vital signs
  • Transporting patients to operating rooms.

Insider Tips

The typical average wage for nursing aides is $13.00 per hour. Because of the aging population, the demand for nursing aides should continue to increase, which will create many new positions in this field. Nursing aides who want to earn the highest salaries in this field should seek out positions in government agencies, and public and private hospitals. In contrast, those who work in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and home health care services typically earn the lowest salaries for this field.