Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with Acute Care Skills Salary

Median pay for Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills lies in the neighborhood of $12.37 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.86 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.96. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and years of experience. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and approximately half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,435 - $37,648
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MEDIAN: $24,746
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$9.86 - $15.96
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$0$37K
Salary $14,435 - $37,648
Bonus $2.00 - $1,000
Profit Sharing $36.00
Commission $0.00
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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$20,535 - $35,006
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 194
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.86 - $15.96
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.65
Overtime $6.28 - $23.25
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $2.00 - $1,000
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $36.00
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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$20,535 - $35,006
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,440

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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. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Kaiser Permanente offers the most; Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills earn $38K on average there. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills can also look forward to large paychecks at Kindred Hospital ($29K), Select Specialty Hospitals ($28K), and Sharp Healthcare ($28K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital at $23K, and NHC Healthcare where $23K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills there earn up to $33K.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 2,544 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 1,963 salaries. An experienced Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 2,052 salaries. A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 786 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,255

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

For Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills, Portland provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+18 percent), Las Vegas (+15 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Charlotte and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 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 966 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$26,000

▼1%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 966 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 42%
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