caliotter3 38,333 Posts Feb 5, 2011 Don't feel bad about that low FL pay. CA is one of the highest cost of living areas in the nation, and home health nurses who work for Maxim are lucky to get $16 an hour. They advertised a night shift position for $14 an hour in the Los Angeles area. Wow. Fourteen dollars an hour, when there are CNA's that make way more than that. Try supporting yourself and your family on that kind of pay in LA.