Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salary

The average pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $11.68 per hour. A skill in Operating Room / OR is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14,333 - $39,335
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MEDIAN: $24,257
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$9.58 - $15.44
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$0$39K
Salary $14,333 - $39,335
Bonus $1.46 - $1,557
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $1,973
Commission $0.00 - $1,237
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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$19,891 - $33,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,617
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.58 - $15.44
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.86
Overtime $6.96 - $22.55
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $1.46 - $1,557
Commission $0.00 - $1,237
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $1,973
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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$19,891 - $33,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41,476

Job Description for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) provide care to patients, often in facilities such as nursing homes. They generally assist patients with basic needs, such as bathing, dressing, mobility, positioning, eating, and grooming, among other things. They often care for multiple patients who have a variety of health needs and personal abilities, so it is important for nurse assistants to be knowledgeable of the types of care which should be administered and sensitive to the needs of individual patients.

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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Tasks

  • Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
  • Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
  • Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
  • Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.

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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 $23,000 based on 19,178 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 $25,000 based on 11,334 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 $26,000 based on 11,151 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 $28,000 based on 4,457 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,095

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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)?

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Carthage:
"It is truly a beautiful experience."
Pros: The most I like about my job is my residents, when they tell me how great of a person I am, and a worker I am. To be able to be there to help, and practically be one another family, be there to put a smile on their face, to be the one to give them something to look forward every day. To be able to hear how much you truly mean to them, cuz of what you do for them in more ways than imaginable. To be the one to make things feel right, to make them feel whole and that it's not the end. There is so many things I love about my job. Most of all, to be the one to stand by a family member when their loved one is passing to, to comfort, or to hug and hold. To get such amazing words told to you for what you have done for their family member, or any differences you make. Is truly heart touching, and makes me only love my job more.
Cons: Seeing my residents go, or their family drown in tears while they say goodbye to their loved ones.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Myrtle Beach:
Pros: Making others happy in a time of sadness.
Cons: Gets stressful when things get chaotic.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Dunn:
Pros: Clients, office workers, easy to ask days off, easy to work with, flexibility.
Cons: Working every weekend, don't get overtime pay, don't get raises,

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Farmington:
"It's stressful but enjoyable."
Pros: You get to help the elderly with their daily task that they can't do and most of them talk about how things were when they were growing up.
Cons: SHORT STAFFED.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Great Falls:
Pros: Getting to know residents, meet new ones, help them out with what they need.
Cons: When they pass away.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Aurora:
"Very physical and very low paid for the work."
Pros: The residents.
Cons: The very low pay rate for the work that all CNA do around the world. We get paid less and do all the work. Nurses get pay more for calling doctors, passing medicine, talking family members that the CNA know better then the nurses.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Bangor:
Pros: The bonding between myself and the elderly I take care of.
Cons: Too low pay for the work I put out.

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Key Stats for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4892 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$25,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries


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▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$25,000

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Long Term Care
▼2%

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▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4892 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 47%