Friday, 17 August 2012

Nursing Salaries - How much does a CNA Make?

Before pursuing any job, the most important aspect that the job seeker looks for is the salary structure, as everyone wants to get the best salary as per the current market situation. The same goes for a certified nursing assistant. The salary of a certified nursing aide is paid in hourly basis. Entry level candidates are paid USD 10 to USD 12 hourly whereas experienced candidates are paid a USD 15 to USD 17. The CNA starting salary is around USD 15,000 yearly and it goes upto a maximum of USD 42,000 yearly. Therefore the average annual pay scale of certified nursing aids ranges from USD 25,000 to USD 35,000. The CNA salary differs from one state to another.

There are various factors on which the pay scale of a certified nursing aide depends, such as:
  • Location of the job
  • Experience of the candidate
  • Education and training
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Past performances of the candidates
  • Flexibility in the job preference
  • Profitability of the organization

According to the current statistics, the highest paying state for the position of certified nursing assistant is Alaska, which offers a maximum of USD 42,000. The second highest remuneration of a certified nursing aide is offered in New York and California, with a remuneration of USD 40,000 yearly. The least paying state is Colorado, as with a salary of USD 15,000 annually.