Can anyone tell me how much a CNA would make in California hospitals?

  1. 0 I recently moved here from the east coast and I am looking for jobs. It's been kinda hard though, I put in several applications and only got a interview set up once. Can anyone give me a ball park figure of how much aides are paid here? Are there unions? I am used to making decent money but got kind of worried after my last interview. Some one please help me out.
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  3. Visit  nyhoneydew profile page

    About nyhoneydew

    nyhoneydew has '13' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'psychiatric, LTC, acute, rehab'. From 'California'; Joined Aug '09; Posts: 20; Likes: 2.

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  4. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    Where do you live? That's a big indication regarding salary for a CNA. I worked in a Bay Area hospital and CNA's are paid anywhere from $16-$22 or $23 hr. That's the highest I've seen in California.
  5. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    California is big, it depends on where you are. In my area they don't get much more than minimum wage, maybe $10
  6. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    CNA's are making $10hr in the hospitals in your area? Where are you from? Wow, nursing homes CNAs make more than that an hour here in the Bay Area.
  7. Visit  DLOAH profile page
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    The first person was right you end up making between 16 and, 23 an hour. Most nursing homes start you off at 10 dollars if you don't have any experience. You should try and look into registry work, I hear there is decent pay in that about $16 dollars or more at places in los angeles.
  8. Visit  work&play profile page
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    How do you find registry work? Anybody?
  9. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    Go to careerbuilder.com and search for CNA's in your areas, you can usually tell right off the back which ones are registries.
  10. Visit  CNAmonica65 profile page
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    what is registry work? An agency?
  11. Visit  nyhoneydew profile page
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    Thanks to everyone that responded. I live in Oceanside, San Diego. I had an interview last week with a hospital in the area and I was told that I have the job but they haven't checked my references yet. So now i'm just waiting to talk money. They told me not to worry "hospitals pay great!" We shall see.....by the way I was offered a job in a nursing home over the phone, no interview....they told me they could only afford to pay maybe 12 bucks an hour. She said it was because it was a small facility. I'm holding out for the hospital.
  12. Visit  JoyfulRN14 profile page
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    Like everyone said, wages in California vary a lot depending on where you live. I live in the Central Valley, and CNAs make $10-12 an hour in a hospital, to start. But then again you have to look at our cost of living is a lot lower than say, in the Bay area.
  13. Visit  Homebound20 profile page
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    Kinda off topic,but I am from Oceanside..Living in MT now though.
    I will be moving home after I get my CNA out here..
    Hope you get the pay you are looking for!!



    Quote from nyhoneydew
    Thanks to everyone that responded. I live in Oceanside, San Diego. I had an interview last week with a hospital in the area and I was told that I have the job but they haven't checked my references yet. So now i'm just waiting to talk money. They told me not to worry "hospitals pay great!" We shall see.....by the way I was offered a job in a nursing home over the phone, no interview....they told me they could only afford to pay maybe 12 bucks an hour. She said it was because it was a small facility. I'm holding out for the hospital.
  14. Visit  samsam22 profile page
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    I work in san diego at a very small general hospital I started at $12.50 a hour with no experience, I just got a raise to $13 a hour. Other girls I work with as CNA's make 14-18 a hour but they were hired with previous experience. I feel content with my pay as a student.
  15. Visit  nyhoneydew profile page
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    That's a pretty good rate for just starting out. I am working here in oceanside now at an area hospital. I'm pretty satisfied with the pay. What school are you going to?


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