Certified Nursing Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$20,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$49,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a certified nursing assistant make?
Certified Nursing Assistants in America make an average salary of $31,917 per year or $15.34 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $49,000. Most Certified Nursing Assistant jobs are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. The best states for high paying Certified Nursing Assistant jobs are Hawaii, New York, Maine, Wyoming, and Minnesota. The typical tenure for a Certified Nursing Assistant is 3.2 years.

Average Certified Nursing Assistant Salary By Location

Certified Nursing Assistants in the US makes an average salary of $31,917 per year or $15.34 per hour. Working in New York, NY as a Certified Nursing Assistant will pay you the highest wages at around $38,724 per year. The New York, NY average entry-level salary for Certified Nursing Assistants is $25,000. Hawaii, New York, Maine, Wyoming, and Minnesota are the highest paying states. Florida, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia have the lowest reported salaries for Certified Nursing Assistants.

Map of Certified Nursing Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Certified Nursing Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Certified Nursing Assistant Salary By Company

Certified Nursing Assistants report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Certified Nursing Assistants are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Companies like Monroe County Water Authority or Health First will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like UnitedHealth Group or Weil, Gotshal & Manges, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Certified Nursing Assistants.

Certified Nursing Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Certified Nursing Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Certified Nursing Assistant can range from $28,405 to $41,758 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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