The average salary for a certified nurse's aide, also known as a nurse's assistant, was $26,250 per year as of May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Among the largest employment sectors, general medical and surgical hospitals paid the most, an average of $28,430 per year.
Among other large employment sectors, CNAs made $28,200 per year on average in specialty facilities, $27,630 in employment services, $25,160 in nursing care facilities, $24,500 in continuing care retirement homes and $24,130 in home health care. The median annual salary for a nurse's aide was $25,100 per year as of May 2014. Ten percent made at or above $36,170.