How much do CNA's make these days and is the pay worth the workload? - page 6

Now I know it will be hard work, that I am prepared for... However, since I have been interested in becoming a CNA while going through nursing school I have heard everything from positive... Read More

  1. by   WannaBNursey
    I was just offered a position making a base pay of $10.75 with shift differential of $1.25, so $12/hour. I intered at an ALF a few months back and they did 12 hour shifts, no shift differential at $8.00/hour which is less than I made working at the home depot. I was so insulted, but it's an ALF, you don't do as much CNA work (if the ALF is run properly anyways).
  2. by   bubblejet50
    When I started in 2010 with no experience I got 10.50/hr. When I worked as an lpn my aides got $12 and that was last year. I live in the midwest
  3. by   WannaBNursey
    Quote from forbidden2know
    I think CNA's should make at least $15 an hour.
    That's about what LPN's make in my neck of the woods.
  4. by   PRNketamine7
    In NY I made 17/hr. and in CT I made 13/hr
  5. by   DIVINELY FAVORED
    I'm in IL and in a registry(flexible with a low amount of required hours) position, I make 13.20
  6. by   Graduation2016
    I started at $9.72 with no experience back in 2009. I'm in FL.
  7. by   funtimes
    Without getting too political, Ive found that CNAs in "red states" are generally the worst paid, and CNAs in "blue states" are paid much better. So if you live in some really conservative anti union southern state, you probably arent going to be paid a living wage as an aide.

    I live in a "blue state" that tends to be pro union, hence I probably make a lot more than some aide in Alabama, Georgia or Texas doing the exact same job.

    Something to think about the next time you vote, or choose not to vote.
  8. by   SlaveHeart
    I was offered $11 per hour but not until I get reciprocity and have certification in sate so I guess starting wage for a non experienced CNA in Cali is 11 per hour but nothing for me while I wait for reciprocity!
    There are caregiver positions here that pay $9 per hour and do not require certification which is what I'm trying to do right now.
  9. by   Glycerine82
    Jelly beans. I do it for the experience and because I love it. Anyone who does it for the money is out of their ever loving mind.

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How much do CNA's make these days and is the pay worth the workload?