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Average Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$13.37
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$483
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Chicago, Illinois is $13.37.
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$10.76
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$13.37
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$17.33
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What Do Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)s Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

The top respondents for the job title Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) are from the companies Kindred Hospital, Presence Health and HCR ManorCare. Reported salaries are highest at Warren Barr Pavilion where the average pay is $14.64. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCR ManorCare, earning around $13.96. California Gardens Nursing Home pays the lowest at around $11.25. Kindred Hospital also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.45.

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What Are Popular Skills for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)s?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics, Home Health/Home Care, Rehabilitation, Elder Care and Long Term Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)s?

An entry-level Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.99 based on 22 salaries. An early career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.62 based on 163 salaries. A mid-career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.59 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.04 based on 212 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.1% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.3% less), Houston, Texas (6.9% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 685 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
23.8%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
30.9%
Late Career
20.0%