Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with Acute Care Skills Salary

Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills can expect to earn an average of $12.19 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.77 per hour and $15.77. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and experience level are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, just over a half do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$14,567 - $36,890
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MEDIAN: $24,676
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$9.77 - $15.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,567 - $36,890  
   
Bonus
$2.30 - $959  
Profit Sharing
$22.00  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,347 - $34,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $15.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$6.56 - $23.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$2.30 - $959  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$22.00  
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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$20,347 - $34,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6,024

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HCR ManorCare, Kindred Healthcare, Life Care Centers of America, Kindred Hospital, and Genesis HealthCare are among the top companies that take on many Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Kaiser Permanente, where the average salary comes to $38K. Other big spenders include Kindred Hospital, Select Specialty Hospitals, and Sharp Healthcare, top-paying firms where Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills see paychecks nearing $29K, $28K, or $28K.

Other low-paying employers include Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital at $23K and NHC Healthcare at $23K, though some Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills there earn up to $33K.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $24K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $26K on average. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $27K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Certified Nurse Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $29K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,826

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills will find that Portland offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+20 percent), Las Vegas (+17 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 779 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$26,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 779 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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