Compensation in the nursing industry is rarely transparent. We’ve set out to fix that. These pages have been designed to provide an overview of the employment pathways available to nurses, their earnings potential, and strategies for earning more, as you deserve.
The national average salary for a Certified Nursing Assistant:$17.41 per hour, or $36,220 annually
CNA Programs require a high school diploma and can be completed in about 4-12 weeks, on average
CNAs provide basic bedside care to patients in hospitals, residential healthcare facilities, and nursing homes, including
The average salary being earned by the Top 10% of Certified Nursing Assistants: $22.09 per hour or $45,940 annually.
Transfer your CNA coursework to an LPN program to reduce time & cost of becoming an LPN
Head back to school for your ASN or BSN to jump the ladder from CNA to RN. The hands-on experience you gain as a CNA will help to make you more competitive, even as an entry-level nurse
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Salaries not reported: Check back for updates from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
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