Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $10.66 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Telemetry, and Gynecology. 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.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Total Pay (?
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$14,820 - $38,656
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MEDIAN: $24,452
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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Total Pay (?
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$8.55 - $14.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,820 - $38,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $490.66  
Profit Sharing
$0.55 - $2,230  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,960  
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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$17,884 - $31,393  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31,026
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $14.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.30  
Overtime
$5.12 - $21.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $490.66  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.55 - $2,230  
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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$17,884 - $31,393  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31,026
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Job Description for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is an health medical professional that works in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, and physician offices. CNAs generally work under the supervision of a registered nurse, performing direct patient care tasks. Job duties of a CNA may include taking patient vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living (bathing, eating, and mobility), administering medications, and attending to patient needs. The CNA reports any changes in patient condition to the registered nurse for further assessment. To be employed as a CNA, one must first complete a technical program to learn the skills necessary to be successful in the field. Coursework in a CNA program includes basic anatomy, pharmacology, and nursing skills. Programs generally range in length from 6 months to 1 year. After completion of a formal program, the title CNA is earned via passing a state certification exam. To be successful as a CNA, several qualities are needed. A good CNA must be organized, efficient, and able to multi-task. Attention to details is key. The job, although indoors, requires some physical ability. The strength to lift and move adult patients is required. CNAs generally work the same schedule as other health care personnel, either five 8-hour shifts per week or three 12-hour shifts per week. Hours can vary, and may include nights, weekends and holidays. Overall, a career as a CNA is a perfect choice for career stability and those dedicated to helping others.
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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Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 49%
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