Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Salary

How Much Do CNAs Make?

Most certified nurse assistants earned between $18,907 and $26,624  according to the US Labor Bureau. The highest-paid nurse assistants earned around $31,100.

Reports have revealed that the mean annual salary for home health aides was $20,850, while the salary for psychiatric aides was $26,080.

Average annual salaries for certified nurse assistants by industry:



Local government
General medical and surgical hospitals
Employment services
Nursing care facilities
Elderly community care facilities

Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.

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