Certified Nurse Assistant salary

CNA salary

Basic Nurse Assistant Salary Information:

Nurse assistants do a lot more than anyone give them credit for. They constantly stay with the patients, and care for their every need. They are there to answer their every call, let it be day or night, and if you added bonus for being certified in doing that is the fact that you earn more. A certified nurse earns from around $17,873 – $31,415. The average salary of a certified nurse is at around $22,830. This nurse assistant salary depends on the location of the job and the years of experience the person has. These are illustrated in the tables below.

State Average Range of Salary
Florida $16,744 – $39,101
California $17,215 – $38,601
Texas $14,460 – $36,833
North Carolina $14,477 – $34,255
Georgia $18,317 – $37,573
Illinois $12,822 – $31,431
Virginia $16,483 – $39,866

 

Experience Average range of salary
Less than a year $16,989 – $44,219
1 to 4 years $14,082 – $35,223
5 to 9 years $15,931 – $35,542
10 to 19 years $14,555 – $37,286
More than 20 years $19,185 – $40,516

As you can see from the tables above, there is a list of all the top paying states for the profession of CNA and also the scaling of the salary with the numbers of years of experience.  You will see that the salary is quite high for a Nurse and that is because of the certification. And of course the salary will increase as you get more experienced.

 Other Factors and Influences that determine CNA salary:

Other than location and experience, one of the biggest factors that affect the a CNA salary is the industry setting in which you work. Working in a hospital will see you earning less than what you would have earned if you worked in healthcare.

  • Health Care – $14,733 – $38,999
  • Nursing Home – $14,430 – $31,690
  • Hospital – $14,864 – $35,654
  • Home Health Care – $12,365 – $35,971
  • Acute Care Hospital – $10,881 – $38,783
  • Services to the Elderly – $13,650 – $24,064
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospital – $22,807 – $34,392

The second things that affect the salary are the field of expertise, or the field in which one chooses to work. What is the salary of a CNA can be seen below.

  • Elder Care – $14,495 – $36,193
  • Geriatrics – $14,312 – $34,525
  • Acute Care – $14,644 – $36,728
  • Hospice – $14,350 – $37,632
  • Medicine / Surgery – $17,477 – $45,864
  • Home Health/Home Care – $13,907 – $37,625
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) – $14,121 – $45,615
  • Telemetry – $17,516 – $40,406
  • Long Term Care – $14,424 – $35,886
  • Nursery – $17,299 – $40,851

These are mainly the four factors that affect the average salary of a Certified Nurse Assistant. However, no matter what way you look at it, the salary if quite god and if you are the helping kind, this job is highly recommended.