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CNA hourly pay rate?

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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.

thanks

rancelumsden

Specializes in CNA. Has 5 years experience.

There is no average. If you look on the forum, past questions for the last 6 months, you'll see this question asked all the time. It depends on your general region, state, if rural or city, and the demand. I've seen started pay rates around $7.00 up to around $12.

In the Chicago area, it's around $8 -$9 to start. Downstate Illinois, it's less. Some of the far western and eastern states are significantly higher, but their cost-of-living is much higher.

Someone may be able to answer if you give your city/state.

Also, as a generalization, assisted living pays the least, LTC next, hospital the highest, and home health towards the lower end (again, as a generalization).

By the way, the 'standard' response for desired rate of pay is "open". The LTC sets the rates according to their schedule, not yours.......

i live in sanford, nc.

i posted a question before in nc region area, but nobody replied..

rancelumsden

Specializes in CNA. Has 5 years experience.

Sorry -- can't help you with NC. I can't even guess at wage rates in that state. Also, don't forget, as many young people do, your benes. Good insurance can mean a lot to you.

i am from eastern n.c. near the rocky mount area & for this area the average pay is

$ 8.00 per hr. for rest homes & home health, and $8.45 per hr. for the hospital. in home health if you work with a caps, or veteran pt. you will make more per hour. ~~ for a caps pt. it is $8.40 & for a veteran the rate is $9.00 .

i am thinking maybe in the bigger areas such as charlotte, raleigh, durham area perhaps it pays a bit more but i am not sure.

Sorry -- can't help you with NC. I can't even guess at wage rates in that state. Also, don't forget, as many young people do, your benes. Good insurance can mean a lot to you.

um.. what do you mean by "benes"??

and what kinda insurance do i need.. and what for?

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

benes= benefits

the insurance he's talking about is simple health insurance, dental, stuff like that

do i have to get one if i already have insurance?

i'm in military family...

In ohio, with zero experience, I started at $9/hr, but after the shift differential and Weekend differential I actually make almost $12/hr. I'm weekends only, so thats nice. =o)

Jlynn1977

Specializes in Telemetry, Oncology.

Im in Boston, MA (cape cod area), I made $10.50/hr 11 years ago as a nurses aide right out of school...today starting pay here is around $14-15/hr, but the cost of living is way out of control here!

In Missouri I make $7.75 hour with a $0.60 hour differential for night shift an I've been certified for 5 years!

In Missouri I make $7.75 hour with a $0.60 hour differential for night shift an I've been certified for 5 years!

time to move! i make then that at Apple Computers

I'm in nc, I make 10.25 but thats with a dollar graveyard shift diff. 3-11 pays 25 cents more. Plus I get great benefits, the ability to make my own schedule ect :)

7.75 an hour with shift diff? I agree quit now, asap.

RNin10

Specializes in Corrections, tele/med surg.

In Jacksonville, FL, I started at St. Vincent's in April '08 at 9.76/hour. They give a 2.00/hr shift diff for weekends and I can't remember what the night rate was. I have been told that nursing homes start out a little higher. I left there to use my Medical assistant certification for quite a bit more money, but I actually miss it tremendously!:crying2:

RNin10

Specializes in Corrections, tele/med surg.

In Jacksonville, FL, I started at St. Vincent's in April '08 at 9.76/hour

And that was starting with no experience in the medical field!

Did some checking and found out that the avg. starting pay for someone with no experience in Missouri is $10.15/hr just starting out if they are certified. Our local McDonald's starts out at $9.00/hr. I think it's time I ask for a raise!

chickapea

Specializes in Telemetry.

In California the average is about 12-13 an hour. With shift differentials night/weekend pay can be 14-15 an hour. I know CNAs in acute care and in correctons that make 18 an hour, but it is not common. I think CNAs should get paid way more then they do. 7 or 8 dollars? That is too bad.

I have heard from some of my instructors that you should put negotiable. That way, when the interview comes, you can let them start the bid, and if you don't like the rate, you can go elsewhere.

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