For Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills, hourly average wages total $12.15 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.75 per hour and $15.77. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $1K and $510.6429637291628, respectively — total cash payment to Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills can bottom out near $20K or peak near $34K depending on individual performance. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Most Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,582 - $36,637  
   
Bonus
$1.36 - $986  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $511  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,311 - $34,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $15.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$6.46 - $23.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1.36 - $986  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $511  
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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$20,311 - $34,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6,096

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills include HCR ManorCare, Kindred Healthcare, Life Care Centers of America, Genesis HealthCare, and Kindred Hospital. 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. Kindred Hospital, Select Specialty Hospitals, and Sharp Healthcare also offer top salaries for Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $28K, $28K, and $28K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include NHC Healthcare at $21K, and Golden LivingCenters where $22K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills there earn up to $40K.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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


Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $26K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $24K. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $27K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $29K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,717

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Home to some of the best pay for Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 30 percent above the national average. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+23 percent), Denver (+21 percent), Las Vegas (+16 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (10 percent less) and Atlanta (8 percent less).

Key Stats for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 775 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 775 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
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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