Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with Acute Care Skills Salary

An average Certified Nurse Assistant with Acute Care skills can expect to take home roughly $12.39 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.88 per hour on the low end to $16.01 on the high end. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by about one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,860 - $37,486
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$25K
$37K
MEDIAN: $25,054
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$9.84 - $16.06
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$0$37K
Salary $14,860 - $37,486
Bonus $0.00 - $1,003
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,534
Commission $0.00
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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$20,495 - $35,027
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 333
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.84 - $16.06
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $5.07
Overtime $6.17 - $23.40
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,003
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,534
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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$20,495 - $35,027
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 27 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,487

Job Description for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) provide care to patients, often in facilities such as nursing homes. They generally assist patients with basic needs, such as bathing, dressing, mobility, positioning, eating, and grooming, among other things. They often care for multiple patients who have a variety of health needs and personal abilities, so it is important for nurse assistants to be knowledgeable of the types of care which should be administered and sensitive to the needs of individual patients.

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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)


HCR ManorCare, Kindred Healthcare, Life Care Centers of America, Kindred Hospital, and Genesis HealthCare are all popular places to work. Kaiser Permanente offers the largest salaries in town — $38K on average. Kindred Hospital, Select Specialty Hospitals, and Sharp Healthcare are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills earning around $29K, $28K, or $28K at each firm, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital at $23K and NHC Healthcare at $23K, though some Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills there earn up to $33K.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 2,544 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 1,963 salaries. An experienced Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 2,052 salaries. A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 786 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,269

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

For those looking to make money, Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills in Portland enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Certified Nurse Assistants with Acute Care skills will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+18 percent), Las Vegas (+15 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Chicago is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Atlanta (11 percent less).

Key Stats for Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1501 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$26,000

▼1%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1501 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 42%