Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salary

The average pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $10.94 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Telemetry, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Emergency Room (ER). 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.

$14,762 - $37,160

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$8.78 - $14.65

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,762 - $37,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $308.53  
Profit Sharing
$0.33 - $1,973  
Commission
$0.00 - $98.26  
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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$18,313 - $31,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,479
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $14.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.19  
Overtime
$3.23 - $21.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $308.53  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $98.26  
Profit Sharing
$0.33 - $1,973  
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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$18,313 - $31,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31,807
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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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What is it like working as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)?

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.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Whiting:
"Challenging yet rewarding."
Pros: I love the fact that I can go to work every day and enjoy what I do. It's hard to see someone you get attached to pass away, but in the end you know you did the best you could for them. It's rewarding when your resident goes home after months of treatment with a smile on their face because thanks to you, the nurses, and therapy...that person can live alone again.
Cons: Death...it's an everyday struggle not to cry with the family members when a loved one dies. Then there's the issue of not enough staff.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Hastings:
"Serve them fast."
Pros: I love being able to make a resident feel good with teeth brushed, their nails clipped, lotion to relieve dry skin, conversation about their families and histories.
Cons: The paperwork, whether on the computer or charted in binders is very time-consuming if done correctly. We are expected to work fast in order to keep on a schedule. As a part time worker I have not achieved the necessary speed or efficiency. I don't like seeing corners cut in terms of resident care in order to keep to a schedule.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Gettysburg:
"I love working and helping the residents."
Pros: Talking to the residents making them feel better. Giving them extremely good care. Doing the little extra that needs to be done. Coming back to work when you had a few days off and someone has improved .
Cons: Seeing people die, and suffer specially the younger ones. The ones that come with cancer and suffer.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Decatur:
"Great starter job, in need of a new scenery."
Pros: I love helping the 40+ people I see on a daily basis, I just wish I got paid as well as all the hard work I put in.
Cons: I feel I work harder than the other 10 employees that work on the floor with me, and I feel I give more love and appreciation to caring for those in need.

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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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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Rehabilitation
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Hospice
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Nursery
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Geriatrics
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Long Term Care
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National Average
$23,000

Elder Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Nutrition
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3890 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 48%
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