The average pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $11.56 per hour. A skill in Operating Room / OR is associated with high pay for this job. 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.

$14,539 - $37,538
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MEDIAN: $23,937
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$9.25 - $15.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,539 - $37,538  
   
Bonus
$1.42 - $1,227  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,987  
Total Pay (?
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$19,189 - $32,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $15.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.90  
Overtime
$6.25 - $22.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1.42 - $1,227  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,987  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$19,189 - $32,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36,574
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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: $24,409

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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 Lock Haven:
"Rewarding and Satisfying."
Pros: I love that I go into work everyday and get to see someone smile because I'm there. I love being able to help those who can't help themselves and get great satisfaction from doing it. Nursing isn't a career, it's a way of life. You either have it in you, or you don't.
Cons: It's stressful, and contains a lot of your time, effort and patience, without any of these, you don't have..... Well, a job.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in San Antonio:
"It is a fully loaded job."
Pros: I enjoy being able to be someone's arms and legs. I love being a person's life difference.
Cons: As a CNA, I believe that pur work does not get acknowledged as it should. Being a CNA requires a lot of body work.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Clarksville:
"It is a physically demanding job."
Pros: The chance to work with new faces and new people and learn about my job and how to handle stress.
Cons: It is very demanding and can be a job where little to no appreciation is given. This is a job that you have to do because you love, any other reason will leave you wanting badly.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Puyallup:
"Very rewarding but straining."
Pros: It is a very rewarding job. To see the happiness of your residents/clients along with their family members. To give the elderly the time and attention they need, so they aren't neglected of their daily lives.
Cons: This career is very straining, physically and mentally. Long hours, no one to cover shifts, and usually low staffed.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Carmel:
"Pretty simple and straight forward work. Very rewarding."
Pros: I get to have a sense of importance. I feel needed and am appreciated among my clients/patience.
Cons: I don't have as much responsibility that I know I can handle.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries




National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries


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Nursery
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Long Term Care
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National Average
$24,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3360 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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