Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salary

The average pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $11.10 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Telemetry and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14,751 - $37,168
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MEDIAN: $24,097
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$8.89 - $14.84
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,751 - $37,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $301.51  
Profit Sharing
$0.31 - $1,987  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,525 - $31,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,638
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $14.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.30  
Overtime
$3.66 - $21.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $301.51  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.31 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,525 - $31,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36,443
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Job Description for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) provide care to patients, often in facilities such as nursing homes. They generally assist patients with basic needs, such as bathing, dressing, mobility, positioning, eating, and grooming, among other things. They often care for multiple patients who have a variety of health needs and personal abilities, so it is important for nurse assistants to be knowledgeable of the types of care which should be administered and sensitive to the needs of individual patients.

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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Tasks

  • Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
  • Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
  • Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
  • Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,486

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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Reviews

What is it like working as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)?

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Everett:
"It's not a career."
Pros: You get to meet the most interesting residents. They always have stories to tell and when they love you, they will request your name more often.
Cons: One aide to 10-12 residents. You put all of them to bed, toilet all of them 2-6 times per shift, you dress them, bathe them, change their poopy briefs, feed them. You get very little help from staff. BAD PAY.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in New York:
Pros: Being a certified nurse has actually made me feel good about myself. This is something that I love to do. Before I became a CNA, I was actually taking care of my mom when she was sick at the time. Its just knowing that one day I might get old or sick and I would want someone there for me. So I feel a little bit of what there feeling.
Cons: There isn't anything about the job that I dislike. If anything it would be the staff on shift. But nothing to serious. There's a place and time for everything. I have no kids so I have the time.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Silver Spring:
"Extremely challenging, yet rewarding."
Pros: It teaches me patience and helps me learn to adjust to new and different personalities/situations.
Cons: My current work environment is growing more and more hectic.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Portland:
"Rewarding Love caring for Senior population."
Pros: Rewarding work, love caring for seniors. Caring coworkers.
Cons: N/A.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Wheaton:
"Hard underpaid work with moral rewards."
Pros: Watching the progression of patients as they go through their rehab. Day to day and finally see at their discharge a hope for a complete recovery. Just knowing that I had a part in their recovery helps me to not focus so much on the back breaking work at minimum low pay at the same rate of fast food and retail jobs that do not help the sick and injured.
Cons: The back breaking work at minimum low pay at the same rate of fast food and retail jobs that do not help the sick and injured. Your expected to take on 15 patients with minimum assistance but expected to provide 100% total care despite workload.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

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National Average
$23,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4220 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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