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Average Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$14.76
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$550
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in San Diego, California is $14.76.
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$11.83
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$14.76
90%
$19.61
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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)

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

Skills in Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care, Rehabilitation, Long Term Care and Elder 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 $12.69 based on 26 salaries. An early career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.96 based on 124 salaries. A mid-career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.04 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.02 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 2.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.9% less), Houston, Texas (15.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (9.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 318 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.2%
Early Career
39.0%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
22.6%
Late Career
12.3%