Entry-Level Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Certified Nurse Assistants is around $11.23 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by just under a half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. There are far more female Entry-Level Certified Nurse Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$14,080 - $38,327
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MEDIAN: $23,406
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$9.19 - $14.41
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$0$38K
Salary $14,080 - $38,327
Bonus $1.79 - $1,551
Profit Sharing $300.00
Commission $100.00
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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$19,043 - $31,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 833
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.19 - $14.41
Hourly Tips $0.01 - $4.85
Overtime $7.15 - $21.14
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $1.79 - $1,551
Commission $100.00
Profit Sharing $300.00
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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$19,043 - $31,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19,140

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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Certified Nurse Assistants include HCR ManorCare, Genesis HealthCare, Life Care Centers of America, Home Health and Hospice Care, and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Although salaries only range from $21K to just $36K, ManorCare still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $26K. Entry-Level Certified Nurse Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks at HCR ManorCare ($24K), Kindred Healthcare ($24K), and Genesis HealthCare ($24K).

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $17K to just $25K — but Nursing Centers offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $20K. Also approaching the lower end are Home Health and Hospice Care at $20K, NHC Healthcare at $20K, and Emeritus, Assisted Living at $21K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,838

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Certified Nurse Assistants in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Nurse Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+17 percent), Las Vegas (+12 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Phoenix (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tampa (5 percent lower) and Jacksonville (4 percent lower).

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in St. Paul:
"Mandation."
Mandation..had to stay at work when I was committed to caring for grandchildren at home after my scheduled shift. Job stress high due to workload, many extras, ie, serving meals, washing dishes, carried laundry across building, extra work load when colleague called in or no show. Learned to do many jobs at one time. Taught new hires, had most experience.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Memphis:
"Advancement opportunities to further your career."
Don't get stuck in just one position. Try to further your career, make sure your get the understanding of Patient Care.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Phoenix:
"Books not tell me everything."
Be compassionate, efficient, team player, savvy, enthusiastic and act like proffessional.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Cocoa:
"Respect."
Give your best at all you do , be respectful to managers and co-workers and most of all to the residents. Strive to be the best . Care for the residents like you would your own .

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Winter Haven:
"Ask a whole lot of questions first."
Dont hesitate to ask questions concerning your moving into different areas of your field. Explore as much as possible. Find the area that makes you happy and love going to your workplace knowing your goal daily is to make someone smile.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Manassas Park:
To check. Very well. The place. And. Make sure. They offer. A good paid. Because. The job. It's hard. Specially. Working. With. Special. Need patient.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in Houston:
"How rewarding it was."
Work hard be respectful and ALWAYS HAVE A LOT OF LOVE IN YOUR HEART.

Key Stats for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2071 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

▲6%


Operating Room / OR
▲5%



▲3%

▲2%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$24,000



Geriatrics
▼2%

▼3%


Nutrition
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2071 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 51%
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