How Much Does A CNA Make?

by admin on May 2, 2012





How much does a cna make

How Much Does A CNA Make

Whether you’re just getting out of college, or thinking about a mid-life career change, the job market doesn’t appear to be at its best. However, while career prospects may seem dismal on the surface, with a little digging it’s possible to find some interesting and lucrative opportunities. One sector that is always in need of personnel is medicine. And within this field certified nursing assistants are in high demand.

How Much Do CNAs Make?

 

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide patient care in a variety of settings under the direct supervision of a registered nurse (RN). The process of becoming a CNA is less intensive than that of becoming a registered nurse, but the workload is just as intense. It is the job of the CNA to collect vital patient information which is then relayed to the RN. In many ways the CNA acts as the eyes and ears of the RN. CNAs often work demanding schedules in high-pressure environments, but it is the reward of helping those in dire need that makes being a certified nursing assistant worthwhile.

So how does one go about becoming a CNA, and what are the job prospects and how much does a CNA make? The good news is that a career as a CNA can be quite lucrative and personally rewarding. On top of that, there are institutions in almost every city in the country, as well as online schools, that offer certification to become a CNA. These courses typically last about four weeks and are provided by the Red Cross as well as community colleges.

Once certified, CNAs will find that they are in very high demand. This is because there is a high turnover rate in this field. Many people who start out as CNAs eventually move on to become registered nurses. So not only is being a certified nursing assistant a good career in itself, it can also be a springboard to titles with more responsibility and higher wages.

So, specifically, how much does a CNA make? Those fresh out of a certification course can expect to earn around 10 dollars per hour to start. This also depends on the state you work as well as the type of sector. For example, those working in hospitals may earn more than those working in nursing homes. Universities and scientific research settings also tend to pay more. As you gain experience, you can expect to earn about 15 dollars per hour. These figures of $10-$15 per hour (corresponding to approximately 21K to 31 K per year) are very broad and rough estimations.

The variation in salary by state is huge and even comparable to the variation by experience level in the same state (see individual state links below). It is actually not easy to come up with definitive statistics on salaries, so that figures given by the Department of Labor and by salary.com, for example, may differ somewhat. This is because of limited sampling of diverse data forces the application of statistical estimation methods and there is some lattitude in this. If you are interested in the details you can go to salay.com, for example, to find out a lot the latest information for 2013, but the bottom line is that certain trends are apparent no matter what the exact methodology is to derive the data. One of these trends is that some of the southern states are the lowest paying ones (the CNA salary in Arkansas has been known to dip below $10), whilst New York, Alaska, and Nevada have been some of the highest paying states, starting salaries in the $15-$16 per hour region are not uncommon. Before you pack your suitcases, however, remember that salary variations in different states for the same job reflect differences in costs of living, which may often cancel out any apparent advantage. However, this also depends on individual circumstances, so it is worth looking into carefully.

When looking at the statistics for salary figures, remember that the median value is a better representation than the straight average, because the latter can be skewed by a minority of high (or low) earners in a sample.

There are also ways to earn more than the typical rate, for example by having specialty training. Depending on the state in which certification is obtained, some areas will offer specialized training that allows a CNA to perform more duties than he or she normally would. Of course, having this specialty training means you can command higher wages. Those who end up working in an administrative capacity will also likely earn more than a typical CNA.

All in all, becoming a CNA is a good starting point to embark on a career in medicine. People can choose to stay in this position or earn more credentials and experience with time.

 

CNA Pay By State

CNA pay in Alabama
CNA pay in Birmingham Alabama
CNA pay in Dothan Alabama
CNA pay in Huntsville Alabama
CNA pay in Mobile Alabama
CNA pay in Tuscaloosa Alabama

CNA pay in Alaska

CNA pay in Arizona
CNA pay in Phoenix Arizona
CNA pay in Tuscon Arizona

CNA pay in Arkansas
CNA pay in Fayetteville Arkansas
CNA pay in Fort Smith Arkansas
CNA pay in Little Rock Arkansas

CNA pay in California
CNA pay in Bakersfield California
CNA pay in Chico California
CNA pay in Fresno California
CNA pay in Los Angeles California
CNA pay in Modesto California
CNA pay in Oaklan California
CNA pay in Riverside California
CNA pay in Sacramento California
CNA pay in San Diego California
CNA pay in San Francisco California
CNA pay in San Hose California
CNA pay in Santa Barbara California
CNA pay in Santa Cruz California
CNA pay in Santa Rose California
CNA pay in Stockton California
CNA pay in Ventura California

CNA pay in Colorado
CNA pay in Boulder Colorado
CNA pay in Colorado Springs Colorado
CNA pay in Denver Colorado
CNA pay in Mobile Colorado
CNA pay in Tuscaloosa Colorado

CNA pay in Connecticut
CNA pay in Bridgeport Connecticut
CNA pay in Hartford Connecticut
CNA pay in New Haven Connecticut
CNA pay in Stamford Connecticut
CNA pay in Tuscaloosa Connecticut

CNA pay in Delaware

CNA pay in District of Columbia

CNA pay in Florida
CNA pay in Fort Lauderdale Florida
CNA pay in Jacksonville Florida
CNA pay in Miami Florida
CNA pay in Orlando Florida
CNA pay in Pensacola Florida
CNA pay in Sarasota Florida
CNA pay in Tampa Florida

CNA pay in Georgia
CNA pay in Albany Georgia
CNA pay in Atlanta Georgia
CNA pay in Augusta Georgia
CNA pay in Columbus Georgia
CNA pay in Macon Georgia
CNA pay in Savannah Georgia

CNA pay in Hawaii

CNA pay in Idaho

CNA pay in Illinois
CNA pay in Champagne Illinois
CNA pay in Chicago Illinois
CNA pay in Peoria Illinois
CNA pay in Rockford Illinois

CNA pay in Indiana
CNA pay in Bloomington Indiana
CNA pay in Elkhart Indiana
CNA pay in Evansville Indiana
CNA pay in Fort Wayne Indiana
CNA pay in Gary Indiana
CNA pay in Indianapolis Indiana
CNA pay in South Bend Indiana

CNA pay in Iowa
CNA pay in Cedar Rapids Iowa
CNA pay in Davenport Iowa
CNA pay in Des Moines Iowa

CNA pay in Kansas

CNA pay in Kentucky
CNA pay in Lexington Kentucky
CNA pay in Louisville Kentucky

CNA pay in Louisiana
CNA pay in Baton Rouge Louisiana
CNA pay in Lafayette Louisiana
CNA pay in Monroe Louisiana
CNA pay in New Orleans Louisiana

CNA pay in Maine

CNA pay in Maryland

CNA pay in Massachusetts
CNA pay in Boston Massachusetts
CNA pay in New Bedford Massachusetts
CNA pay in Springfield Massachusetts
CNA pay in Worcester Massachusetts

CNA pay in Michigan
CNA pay in Ann Arbor Michigan
CNA pay in Battle Creek Michigan
CNA pay in Detroit Michigan
CNA pay in Grand Rapids Michigan
CNA pay in Lansing Michigan
CNA pay in Saginaw Michigan

CNA pay in Minnesota

CNA pay in Mississippi

CNA pay in Montana

CNA pay in Nebraska
CNA pay in Lincoln Nebraska
CNA pay in Omaha Nebraska

CNA pay in Nevada
CNA pay in Las Vegas Nevada
CNA pay in Reno Nevada

CNA pay in New Hampshire

CNA pay in New Jersey
CNA pay in Atlantic City New Jersey
CNA pay in Middlesex New Jersey
CNA pay in Newark New Jersey
CNA pay in Trenton New Jersey

CNA pay in New Mexico
CNA pay in Albuquerque New Mexico
CNA pay in Santa Fe New Mexico

CNA pay in New York
CNA pay in Albany New York
CNA pay in Binghamton New York
CNA pay in Buffalo New York
CNA pay in Nassau New York
CNA pay in New York New York
CNA pay in Rochester New York
CNA pay in Syracuse New York

CNA pay in North Carolina
CNA pay in Asheville North Carolina
CNA pay in Charlotte North Carolina
CNA pay in Fayetteville North Carolina
CNA pay in Greensboro North Carolina

CNA pay in North Dakota
CNA pay in Bismarck North Dakota
CNA pay in Fargo North Dakota

CNA pay in Oaklahoma
CNA pay in Oaklahoma City Oaklahoma
CNA pay in Tulsa Oaklahoma

CNA pay in Ohio
CNA pay in Akron Ohio
CNA pay in Canton Ohio
CNA pay in Cincinatti Ohio
CNA pay in Cleveland Ohio
CNA pay in Columbus Ohio
CNA pay in Dayton Ohio
CNA pay in Toledo Ohio

CNA pay in Oregon
CNA pay in Eugene Oregon
CNA pay in Portland Oregon
CNA pay in Salem Oregon

CNA pay in Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Allentown Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Altoona Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Erie Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Harrisburg Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Lancaster Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Pittsburg Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Reading Pennsylvania
CNA pay in Scranton Pennsylvania
CNA pay in York Pennsylvania

CNA pay in Rhode Island

CNA pay in South Carolina
CNA pay in Charleston South Carolina
CNA pay in Columbia South Carolina
CNA pay in Greensville South Carolina

CNA pay in South Dakota

CNA pay in Tennessee
CNA pay in Chattanooga Tennessee
CNA pay in Clarksville Tennessee
CNA pay in Kingsport Tennessee
CNA pay in Knoxville Tennessee
CNA pay in Memphis Tennessee
CNA pay in Nashville Tennessee

CNA pay in Texas
CNA pay in Abilene Texas
CNA pay in Amarillo Texas
CNA pay in Austin Texas
CNA pay in Brownsville Texas
CNA pay in Dallas Texas
CNA pay in El Paso Texas
CNA pay in Fort Worth Texas
CNA pay in Houston Texas
CNA pay in San Antonio Texas
CNA pay in Waco Texas

CNA pay in Utah
CNA pay in Odgen Utah
CNA pay in Provo Utah
CNA pay in Salt Lake City Utah

CNA pay in Vermont

CNA pay in Virginia
CNA pay in Lynchburg Virginia
CNA pay in Norfolk Virginia
CNA pay in Richmond Virginia
CNA pay in Roanoke Virginia
CNA pay in Virginia Beach Virginia

CNA pay in Washington
CNA pay in Bremerton Washington
CNA pay in Richland Washington
CNA pay in Seattle Washington
CNA pay in Spokane Washington
CNA pay in Tacoma Washington
CNA pay in Yakima Washington

CNA pay in West Virginia
CNA pay in Charleston West Virginia
CNA pay in Huntington West Virginia

CNA pay in Wisconsin
CNA pay in Appleton Wisconsin
CNA pay in Green Bay Wisconsin
CNA pay in La Crosse Wisconsin
CNA pay in Madison Wisconsin
CNA pay in Milwaukee Wisconsin
CNA pay in Racine Wisconsin

CNA pay in Wyoming

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Desiree Nguyen July 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I am so excited for my nursing career become a CNA and grow from there

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