How much does a CNA make?

Updated Nov 27, 2023

Experience

Industry

Total Pay Range
$34K - $53K/yr
Base Pay
$32K - $49K/yr
Additional Pay
$2K - $4K/yr

$42K

/yr
$34K$53K
Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a CNA is $42,258 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $39,441 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,818 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $34K-$53K/yr?

Total Pay Trajectory

For Certified Nursing Assistant

$43,061 /yr
Certified Nursing Assistant
No Salary Reports
Certified Nursing Assistant III
$88,732 /yr
Adjunct Certified Nursing Assistant
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What is the total pay trajectory for Certified Nursing Assistant?

Job TitleSalary
Certified Nursing Assistant$43,061 /yr
Certified Nursing Assistant III
Adjunct Certified Nursing Assistant$88,732 /yr

Top Paying Companies

For a Cna in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Cna in United States. Employers include Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health and Maxim.

1
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente
$45,313/yr
6K open jobs
3
Maxim
$43,919/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For Cna in United States

1Kaiser Permanente$45,313
2Dignity Health$44,445
3Maxim$43,919
4Sevita$43,639
5Scripps Health$42,147
6US Department of Veterans Affairs$42,050
7Penn Medicine$41,962
8Loma Linda University Health$41,892
9Renown Health$41,860
10Providence$41,837
Total Pay Trajectory

For Certified Nursing Assistant

$43,061 /yr
Certified Nursing Assistant
No Salary Reports
Certified Nursing Assistant III
$88,732 /yr
Adjunct Certified Nursing Assistant
See Full Career Path

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What is the total pay trajectory for Certified Nursing Assistant?

Job TitleSalary
Certified Nursing Assistant$43,061 /yr
Certified Nursing Assistant III
Adjunct Certified Nursing Assistant$88,732 /yr

What are total pay estimates for a CNA at different companies?

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Total Pay Range
ProMedica Senior Care
3.3
CNASee 164 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Genesis Healthcare
2.9
CNASee 121 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Brookdale Senior Living
3.4
CNASee 117 salaries from all locations

$17

 / hr
Life Care Centers of America
3.2
CNASee 96 salaries from all locations

$17

 / hr
Kindred Hospitals
3.2
CNASee 88 salaries from all locations

$19

 / hr
BrightStar Care
3.7
CNASee 79 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Golden LivingCenters
3
CNASee 74 salaries from all locations

$17

 / hr

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Maxim Healthcare Services
3.6
CNASee 63 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Consulate Health Care
2.8
CNASee 53 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Right at Home
3.6
CNASee 48 salaries from all locations

$17

 / hr
BAYADA Home Health Care
3.7
CNASee 47 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Visiting Angels
3.8
CNASee 46 salaries from all locations

$17

 / hr
American Senior Communities
3.3
CNASee 45 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Home Instead
3.5
CNASee 44 salaries from all locations

$17

 / hr
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
3.4
CNASee 43 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Sava Senior Care
3
CNASee 42 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
National HealthCare Corporation
3.5
CNASee 42 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Trilogy Health Services
4.1
CNASee 41 salaries from all locations

$17

 / hr
PruittHealth
3.7
CNASee 40 salaries from all locations

$18

 / hr
Banner Health
3.3
CNASee 40 salaries from all locations

$19

 / hr
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CNA Salaries

Job TitleSalary
ProMedica Senior Care CNA salaries - 164 salaries reported$18/hr
Genesis Healthcare CNA salaries - 121 salaries reported$18/hr
Brookdale Senior Living CNA salaries - 117 salaries reported$17/hr
Life Care Centers of America CNA salaries - 96 salaries reported$17/hr
Kindred Hospitals CNA salaries - 88 salaries reported$19/hr
BrightStar Care CNA salaries - 79 salaries reported$18/hr
Golden LivingCenters CNA salaries - 74 salaries reported$17/hr
Maxim Healthcare Services CNA salaries - 63 salaries reported$18/hr
Consulate Health Care CNA salaries - 53 salaries reported$18/hr
Right at Home CNA salaries - 48 salaries reported$17/hr
BAYADA Home Health Care CNA salaries - 47 salaries reported$18/hr
Visiting Angels CNA salaries - 46 salaries reported$17/hr
American Senior Communities CNA salaries - 45 salaries reported$18/hr
Home Instead CNA salaries - 44 salaries reported$17/hr
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society CNA salaries - 43 salaries reported$18/hr
Sava Senior Care CNA salaries - 42 salaries reported$18/hr
National HealthCare Corporation CNA salaries - 42 salaries reported$18/hr
Trilogy Health Services CNA salaries - 41 salaries reported$17/hr
PruittHealth CNA salaries - 40 salaries reported$18/hr
Banner Health CNA salaries - 40 salaries reported$19/hr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Cna in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Cna in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $42,050, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $40,885, Information Technology with a median total pay of $40,548, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $38,951, and Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $38,112.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$42,050

    9% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$40,885

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$40,548

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$38,951

    2% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$38,112

    0% Lower than other industries

Government & Public Administration

The top paying company in Government & Public Administration for Cna is US Department of Veterans Affairs.

US Department of Veterans AffairsUS Department of Veterans Affairs$42,050/yr

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$14

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Licensed Nursing Assistant LNA

United States of America

 | <1 year

$21

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$22

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Nurse Technician

United States of America

 | <1 year

$18

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
C N A

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$1,900

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
CNA

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$22

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday

CNA pay FAQ

The average salary for a CNA is $42,258 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 9823 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a CNA employees in United States.

The highest salary for a CNA in United States is $52,548 per year.

The lowest salary for a CNA in United States is $34,118 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a CNA or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a CNA.

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