CNA hourly pay rate? - page 13

by SuBinCRNAtoBe

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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 are giving me different rate.... Read More


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    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
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    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
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    9.50 an hour and thats with shift differential. I've heard rumors of far less including minimum wage.
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    I get $13 an hour in a nursing home in Phoenix, AZ.
    UnbreakableOne likes this.
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    LTC

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

    Northwestern Pennsylvania
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    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)
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    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'.
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    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.
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    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.
    Kitsey and yousoldtheworld like this.
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    in mn I started at $12/hr and now three years made $15/hr.


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