Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is $11.10 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Telemetry and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?)
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $14.84
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.30
$3.66 - $21.66
National Annualized Data (?)
$0.00 - $301.51
Profit Sharing
$0.31 - $1,987
Total Pay (?)
$18,525 - $31,872

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.

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.
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