An average Certified Nurse Assistant in Columbia can expect to take home roughly $10.96 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one in three report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and just under one-half have dental, as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $19,708
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$9.15 - $13.81
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Bonus
$150.00  
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$18,588 - $29,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $13.81  
   
Overtime
$15.77  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
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$18,588 - $29,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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About Columbia, South Carolina

Richland County, South Carolina
133,393
Male:
67,686 (50.7%)
Female:
65,707 (49.3%)
Columbia is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population of 133,803 as of 2015. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 810,068 by July 1, 2015, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. The name Columbia was a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus. The city is located approximately 13 miles (21 km) northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, and is the primary city of the Midlands region of the state. It lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River. Columbia is home...
Columbia:
$41,435
South Carolina:
$47,238
$847
Columbia:
$172,400
South Carolina:
$148,600
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $20K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $24K. Columbia Certified Nurse Assistants bring in $24K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $27K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%



National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 10%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 9%

Hospice
up arrow 7%

National Average
$23,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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