The nursing aide or sometimes referred also as a nursing assistant is the front line of the healthcare industry. They are the ones who care for the patients, also known as the clients, with everything they need.
The average salary of a regular nurse aide in the USA ranges from $17,000 to $34,000 every year. A neophyte nurse aide can receive a minimum pay of $8 an hour. The nurse aide’s experience is the tool to have an increase in salary that can reach up to $35K annual salary and up to $15 hourly rate. The overtime pay for the nurses has an average of $7.80 to $20.07 and the average bonus is $506 every year.
A higher salary was enjoyed by a certified nursing assistant compared to a regular health care worker. They also do get more benefits and has a higher chance of being promoted. A certified nursing assistant in the US is receiving $18K to $31K annual salary depends on experience. The median salary is about $23K.
If you want to start a career in the health care field, being a certified nurse assistant is a good start. To know more about being a CNA, read my previous post on how to become a certified nurse assistant.