Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a CNA make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$38,863 / yrTotal Pay
$36,923 / yrBase Pay
$1,941 / yrAdditional Pay

$38,863

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$24K$62K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a CNA is $38,863 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,923 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 $1,941 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.

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Related Job Titles

For Cna

Some related job titles are Certified Nursing Assistant Salaries with median pay of $38,379, Certified Nursing Assistant CNA Salaries with median pay of $39,952, Medication Aide Salaries with median pay of $36,533, Rehab/CNA Salaries with median pay of $69,110.

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 US Department of Veterans Affairs, Sevita and Kaiser Permanente.

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US Department of Veterans Affairs
US Department of Veterans Affairs
$45,213/yr
4
Vi
$42,942/yr
7
Maxim
$42,542/yr
8
St. Dominic's
$41,507/yr
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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 $45,213, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $40,884, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $40,738, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $40,409, and Telecommunications with a median total pay of $38,199.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$45,213

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$40,884

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$40,738

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$40,409

    5% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$38,199

    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$45,213/yr

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Nursing Assistant

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$23

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$22

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | <1 year

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
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CRCA (STNA)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Certied Nursing Assistant

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
STNA

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

CNA pay FAQ

The national average salary for a CNA is $36,923 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a CNA salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 9699 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a CNA employees.

The highest salary for a CNA in United States is $58,470 per year.

The lowest salary for a CNA in United States is $23,316 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.