Average Experienced Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Hourly Pay

$13.31
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$383
Bonus
$100
Commission
$194
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $13.31.
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$10.23
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$13.31
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$17.23
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) are from the companies Life Care Centers of America, Diversicare and Genesis HealthCare. Reported salaries are highest at Genesis HealthCare where the average pay is $13.34. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include HCR ManorCare and Life Care Centers of America, earning around $13.10 and $13.02, respectively. Diversicare pays the lowest at around $10.97. Pruitt Corporation and Signature Healthcare, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.44 and $12.10, respectively.

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

Skills in Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics, Home Health/Home Care, 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 $11.72 based on 2,708 salaries. An early career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.08 based on 19,793 salaries. A mid-career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.74 based on 13,849 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (14.7% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (5.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (3.6% less) and Houston, Texas (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 46,827 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
42.3%
Mid Career
29.6%
Late Career
22.4%