Average Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with Acute Care Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with Acute Care skills is $12.81.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $17
$1 - $1,070
Profit Sharing
$21 - $2,473
$0 - $100
Total Pay
$21,036 - $35,891

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Job Description for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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 Kindred Healthcare, Genesis HealthCare and HCR ManorCare. Reported salaries are highest at Select Specialty Hospitals where the average pay is $14.20. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Hospital and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $13.38 and $13.00, respectively. Sava Senior Care pays the lowest at around $11.89. Life Care Centers of America and Genesis HealthCare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.04 and $12.30, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

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 $11.61 based on 215 salaries. An early career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.07 based on 2,710 salaries. A mid-career Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.87 based on 2,258 salaries. An experienced Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.44 based on 2,838 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 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.1% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (12.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.3% less).

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