CNA hourly pay rate? - page 10

Hello. I'm trying to apply for this nursing home near my house. but i'm not sure what to put for desired rate of pay. so.. what is the average pay rate for starting cnas? i looked up and they... Read More

  1. by   NP1day
    Quote from loriangel14
    I did that for 8 years before I became a nurse and I loved it.I did little housework, mostly provided personal care to elderly and handicapped.

    Thanks so much for the input! I'm not so nervous now at applying for Home Health Aide positions!
  2. by   smw1123
    If anyone knows about Missouri avrages that would be great!
  3. by   2ndyearstudent
    Quote from gymnut
    My one friend works in brewery and gets paid $18.50/hr to watch the bottle line and just pull off broken or fallen bottles. That's it. Now compare that to ALLLL the work CNAs do and look at that pay.

    What's wrong with this picture?
    Nothing at all wrong. Go try and do that brewery job and count how long before you lose your freaking marbles. The truth is that jobs like the one your bottle watching friend has are disappearing fast.

    The other thing to think about is what we as a society are willing to pay for. Take a gander at ALLL the money we (as a country) are willing to spend on beer, then take a look at what we are willing to spend on taking care of the elderly and disabled.

    Beer comes way first.
  4. by   kelsey.kristine
    I JUST got hired at hospital for my first CNA job on a med/surg floor.

    With no experience, it's $12.49/hr. It's 3rd shift though, so I get a $2.50 differential and on weekends I get an extra $1.50

    With experience it's more like $14 and change an hour, plus any differentials. Low, yes, but higher than most nursing homes. I've interviewed at places that were barely $10/hr!!!!

    This is in Rhode Island
  5. by   gymnut
    Quote from 2ndyearstudent
    Nothing at all wrong. Go try and do that brewery job and count how long before you lose your freaking marbles. The truth is that jobs like the one your bottle watching friend has are disappearing fast.

    The other thing to think about is what we as a society are willing to pay for. Take a gander at ALLL the money we (as a country) are willing to spend on beer, then take a look at what we are willing to spend on taking care of the elderly and disabled.

    Beer comes way first.
    Yeah ain't that sad but true! Even people who are broke and can't pay rent will still somehow find money for booze.

    I've done work similar to his for 5 years and I did lose my marbles. You are right when you say manufacturing jobs are disappearing though. Heck ALL jobs seem to be disappearing. I remember about 7 years ago in my area the hospitals were begging and pleading for RN's, LPN's and CNA's. Huge bonuses, great benefits and often they would reimburse your tuition no matter where you went to school. The help wanted ads were at least 3 full pages of health care jobs!

    Today I looked in the paper and saw two: Around the Clock Nursing and Bayada Nurses. That's it
  6. by   sonomala
    9.50 an hour and thats with shift differential. I've heard rumors of far less including minimum wage.
  7. by   stefspets
    I get $13 an hour in a nursing home in Phoenix, AZ.
  8. by   dani_814
    LTC

    CNA $10.28
    $.70 2nd shift differential
    $.50 weekend differential

    Northwestern Pennsylvania
  9. by   patrobinson
    LTC Kalamazoo, Mi

    First offer was for a caregiver position at $8.25/hr every other weekend (sat &sun) 3rd shift.

    Second offer was every Thursday, and every other weekend (sat, and sun), 2nd shift.


    Weekdays at $10.75
    Weekends at $13.25

    to start w/ no experience. very flexible.
    (also am a student, so that limits my availability)
  10. by   yousoldtheworld
    Quote from kelsey.kristine
    I JUST got hired at hospital for my first CNA job on a med/surg floor.

    With no experience, it's $12.49/hr. It's 3rd shift though, so I get a $2.50 differential and on weekends I get an extra $1.50

    With experience it's more like $14 and change an hour, plus any differentials. Low, yes, but higher than most nursing homes. I've interviewed at places that were barely $10/hr!!!!

    This is in Rhode Island
    With shift differentials, that's more than some nurses make around here, and not by ANY means low. Just sayin'.
  11. by   lina.561
    FLORIDA STATE: SOUTH
    I was hired at a Skilled Nursing Facility/Rehab as a CNA with no experience and I work 7am-3pm PRN usually 4 days a week and some weekends. I get paid 10.00 an hour and 11.00 an hour on weekends. Time and a half on major holidays. I have a max of 7 pt.
  12. by   Starletta
    There has to be a better way to care for the elderly and disabled. I did my second/third(?) Clinical tonight - Very hands on - Showering, changing briefs, feeding, etc.
    Honestly? I - Hate - it. And can't even imagine just working as a CNA for a year to get my "feet wet."

    For the same amount of money, I'd rather work at Walmart restocking shelves.
  13. by   Mamajane09
    in mn I started at $12/hr and now three years made $15/hr.

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