New CNA needs to know salary info

  1. Hey everyone! I will be completing my CNA course next week and will take my state test soon. I wanted to get your help on the salary info for a new CNA in central Florida. I've heard anywhere from 7.00/hr to 12.00/hr. My only hospital experience is working as a volunteer. I pretty know I would like to work in a hospital, so can someone help me on this?? Thanks in advance!!!
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  3. by   Cococure
    can't add much but the range you have is pretty much dead on...but basically be expected to be paid on the lower end because you don't have CNA experience

    good luck
  4. by   Ready2BRN
    I guess I am hoping for the higher end of the pay range because I don't know how I will pay the bills on $7/hr......but thanks for the reply!
  5. by   Tweety
    $9.00 where I work, with differentials for off shifts.
  6. by   Cococure
    hey Ready2brn,
    sorry to disappoint but you can always work weekends cuz they give differential plus there is tons of overtime if you can do it. i am a cna and i have to do overtime to make ends meet...just be prepared to work very hard ok...don't mean to scare you but i don't want to sugar coat anything!

  7. by   JeepDudeRN
    Hi Ready2brn-

    Im in Ocala (north central Fl). I'm making 9/hr. I am on what they call a 3 for 4. I work 3 shifts, and get paid for 4, which really works out for me, because Im in school all week, plus there is a 2/hr bonus for working every weekend, which I do. Home health aides make more $$$ than those of us in a rehab,nursing home, or hospital. I used to do home health, and I was making 12/hr. Some home health agencies require an additional home health aide certificate as well. Facility staffing agencies tend to pay better than facilities, too. Metro areas usually pay better than rural areas. Hope this helps.