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- Mar 24 by Destiny'skidI have always earned an average of 11 an hour I won't even look twice at jobs offering less than 9. I did have to get some education and considering how demanding the job is I just won't do it for less. If I am going to get paid 7.50 I am going to go work as a server somewhere.
- Mar 24 by funtimesQuote from Code3NursingYou're comparing apples to oranges. CNA is a much harder job than EMT from my experience, and I've done both. I'll be the first to admit EMTs are probably a little underpaid, but I found being an EMT to be a fairly easy job, where else do you get paid while your sleeping. It could be stressful at times, but still a lot easier than most jobs I've done. I've never found being a CNA an easy job, its difficult backbreaking stressful work with little to no respect.I have been an EMT for YEARS and I get paid less than CNA's... That is why I am in Nursing School. I have worked in the worst conditions ie: 120 degree heat traffic collisions on the HWY, raining & snowing... I got paid less than 14.00/hr for the last 10 years... why because that is the going rate for the dime a dozen EMT's out there. It only took me 6 months to get certified, no prereq's required...
As for the added responsibility of being an RN versus a CNA. Yes being an RN can be more stressful im sure, but RNs typically make like TWICE what a CNA makes. I also dont buy the notion that CNAs have no accountability. CNAs where I've worked get fired and investigated at a FAR higher rate than RNs do.
- Mar 25 by TheCommuterQuote from funtimesOn the other hand, in all my years in nursing I've never encountered a CNA who has been personally named in a lawsuit.I also dont buy the notion that CNAs have no accountability. CNAs where I've worked get fired and investigated at a FAR higher rate than RNs do.
Nurses get sued. Doctors get sued. Healthcare facilities get sued. People and entities with legal accountability over patients get sued, and this does not include the CNA.
- Mar 25 by rcassell77I live in the metro Detroit area. My base rate is almost $17 an hour and I am on the lower end of what other NAs on my unit make ( seniority ). I am also one of the few that is actually certified. After shift differentials and weekend rates I make as much as a lot of LPNs.
- Mar 26 by klhobsonI make $10.82/hr as a CNA in the Indianapolis area. The pay sucks, agreed, but I knew what I was signing up for. The experience is priceless though, so in the end, it all works out for me. In a year I'll have my BSN so I'm definitely looking forward to that pay hike!
- Mar 27 by fearfreeIt really depends on location. For example,
AZ Arizona - $26,000 annualy
MA Massachusetts - $34,000 annualy
As you can see it's about 30% difference.
Add some experience dependencies. Some statistics:
Entry level CNA (Nurse Aide): $20,500 annualy
Experienced level CNA (Nurse Aide): $36,200 annualy
Information taken from: Annual salaries for CNA / CNA information / CNA Online - Certified Nurse Assistant certification.
- Apr 3 by mintygirlCNA's have a high turn-over rate and are literally a dime a dozen. This wasn't the case so about 5 years back ( I can attest to that ) but the nursing shortage is a complete myth. The jobs are really impacted so they have plenty of people, who usually speak very little english that needs that 8.00/hr job and will work twice as hard as the next cna to survive for their family.