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CNA's/PCT's how much do you make?

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I have a couple interviews for PCT positions, but I have no idea what to expect as a salary. :uhoh3: I am a student nurse in NE FL. Please tell me where you live, your experience, and how much you make. I know I will probably have to take a pay cut, but to be doing what I am going to school for will be worth it, I think. Thanks for you help!

I am not sure what the pay will be for CNA. All I know is that the CNA's around here in Indiana make about 8.50 an hour and that is working at a Retirement home working with Long-term care residents. That is not a lot of money for all the work you do. It is one CNA working with 50 residents. All I know is you work your butt off for very little pay. Hope this helps.

Padme

I have a couple interviews for PCT positions, but I have no idea what to expect as a salary. :uhoh3: I am a student nurse in NE FL. Please tell me where you live, your experience, and how much you make. I know I will probably have to take a pay cut, but to be doing what I am going to school for will be worth it, I think. Thanks for you help!

lovingtheunloved, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, home health, critical care, pulmonary nursing. Has 12 years experience.

I'm in Arizona working in LTC. I made $6 before I was certified, and 14 months later, I make $8. Pathetic, really. It's one of those things where you have to love your job. I haven't started nursing school yet, but the nurses I know preach the value of being a CNA first. You get experience in nursing under your belt. And if you're like me, you drive them all crazy always asking, "What is that med for?" "What is your rationale for that?" Always wanting to learn.

I can understand that, I ask a lot of questions as well. I am going for my CNA certification, once I receive that I will be going to school for LPN. I am amazed at the way the residents get treated by some of the CNA's that currently work there. I do care about people and I enjoy helping them, but I do feel sorry for the way they are treated. The nurses are very rude to you when you ask them for help. I know we need the experience, but is putting up with the crap necessary.

lovingtheunloved, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, home health, critical care, pulmonary nursing. Has 12 years experience.

How are they treated bad? Like abusive bad? Most of the nurses I've worked with are more than happy to help, or at least direct me to someone who can. There's always that one jewel with an inferiority complex though.

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