A Poll of actual CNA wages in the U. S. working directly at the bedside

  1. To get an overall basic view of salaries in the United States as well as a rough average of salaries please take part.

    This is for nursing assistants who perform the duties as outlined by many clinical based hospital or nursing home educational based programs.

    This poll is also not meant to be used as way to say I really do not have it so bad and in someway cause contentment.
  2. Poll: How much do Nursing Assistants:CNA actually make per hour without shift differential?

    • $5 - $10 per hour

      33.33% 169
    • $10 - $15 per hour

      54.24% 275
    • $15.01 - $20 per hour

      7.69% 39
    • $20.01 - $25 per hour

      1.38% 7
    • $25.01 - $30 per hour

      0.79% 4
    • $30.01 - $35 per hour

      0.20% 1
    • $35.01 or greater

      0.39% 2
    • I volunteer all my time

      1.97% 10
    507 Votes
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  4. by   allevi
    unfortunately in our area of iowa, cna's only make about $7 an hour to start, and i believe that is without any experience. I feel that this is a totally unacceptable wage, considering all that they do,

    But then in the same area nurses don't get paid great either, I feel that many places don't fully appreciate nurses aides.
  5. by   CashewLPN
    In NY, the nurses aides get bad money.
    it depends if they work in the LTC's or the hosptials.... LTC=$16.00/hr, Hospital=$13.00/hr

    (reason I said bad money, is that you need to make about 17 an hour to afford a small 1 bedroom apt in NYC... any part(well... at 17/hr, the bad parts). I barely make that much as an LPN.)

  6. by   Future LPN Sheryl
    I worked in Massachusettes before starting school. I got $12.00 an hour, 10 patients!!!! If I stay at my same job, as an LPN (new grad) I'll make $20.00 an hour.
  7. by   Angel-CNA
    Here in OK we make 7.00 an hour if we are lucky.
  8. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I would like to know who is getting $35.01 or greater and hour as a CNA...if that, what are your nurses making? Is your place highering?:chuckle

    My friend, who has experience as and EMT and is an LVN student just got higher in med/surg as a CNA for $13.76, but says most start out at $12.00 (I think its $10 at rest-homes)
    Last edit by HeartsOpenWide on Nov 4, '05
  9. by   casi
    Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide in Minnesota at starting wage of $11/hr
  10. by   NurseFife
    In Virginia the average is from $7.00 to $10.00.
  11. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Here in North Texas they pay nurse aides $7/hr.
  12. by   EmilyCCRN
    CNAs generally make $11-$13/hour in Portland, OR at major hospitals, based on the salary ranges posted on these hospitals' websites.
  13. by   crmson_lady
    Wow, people get paid alot for CNA. I'm a PCA/US and have a base of $7.38/hr. There is no way to afford an apt in this town at that rate unless you work alot of OT or get another job.
  14. by   jake8745
    Hi..here in SW Florida I do agency work as an in-home aide. My base pay is $10 per hour, but with short hour shifts paying more per hour, it works out that I actually earn about $12.50. Oh, and thanks to everyone who helped me with my Texas catheter problem recently.
  15. by   Spritenurse1210
    in maryland cna's make anywhere from 8.00-16.00 depending on experience