The average Certified Nurse Assistant with Acute Care skills can expect to rake in roughly $12.10 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.73 per hour on the lower end to $15.71 on the higher end. Total cash compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills runs from $20K to $34K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $1K and profit sharing that can reach almost $510.6429637291628. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by approximately one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$14,625 - $37,063
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MEDIAN: $24,460
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,625 - $37,063  
   
Bonus
$0.99 - $994  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $511  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,266 - $34,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $15.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41  
Overtime
$6.53 - $23.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.99 - $994  
   
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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$20,266 - $34,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,775
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Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills flock to HCR ManorCare, Life Care Centers of America, Kindred Healthcare, Kindred Hospital, and Genesis HealthCare, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Kaiser Permanente attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $38K. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills will also find cushy salaries at Providence Hospital (+$36K), Kindred Hospital (+$28K), and Banner Health (+$28K).

Other low-paying employers include NHC Healthcare at $22K and Golden LivingCenters at $22K, though some Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills there earn up to $42K.

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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $24K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $26K. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $29K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,604

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

For those looking to make money, Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills in Portland enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+21 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), and Las Vegas (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Charlotte and Richmond are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries



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National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 729 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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