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Nursing CNA

Nursing CNA Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $42,000 $3,500 $807 $20
75th Percentile $35,500 $2,958 $682 $17
Average $32,699 $2,724 $628 $16
25th Percentile $24,000 $2,000 $461 $12
$18,000 - $20,999
6% of jobs
$21,000 - $23,999
16% of jobs
$24,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$24,000 - $26,999
15% of jobs
$27,000 - $29,999
12% of jobs
The average salary is $32,699 a year
$30,000 - $32,999
13% of jobs
$35,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$33,000 - $35,999
14% of jobs
$36,000 - $38,999
10% of jobs
$39,000 - $41,999
4% of jobs
$42,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$42,000 - $44,999
3% of jobs
$45,000 - $47,999
1% of jobs
$48,000 - $51,000
0% of jobs

National Average

$18,000 $32,699/year $16/hour $51,000
Nursing CNA Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Jan 14, 2021, the average annual pay for a Nursing CNA in the United States is $32,699 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $15.72 an hour. This is the equivalent of $629/week or $2,725/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $51,000 and as low as $18,000, the majority of Nursing CNA salaries currently range between $24,000 (25th percentile) to $35,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $42,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Nursing CNA varies greatly (by as much as $11,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Nursing CNA job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Nursing CNA in your area makes on average $33,474 per year, or $775 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $32,699. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Nursing CNA salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Nursing CNA jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Nursing CNA on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Nursing CNA Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Nursing CNA job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Richmond, CA and Stamford, CT close behind in the second and third positions. Stamford, CT beats the national average by $5,570 (17.0%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $9,336 (28.6%) above the $32,699 average.

Significantly, San Mateo, CA has a very active Nursing CNA job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Nursing CNA appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 13% between San Mateo, CA and Paterson, NJ, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Nursing CNA role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$42,036$3,503$808$20.21
Richmond, CA$39,301$3,275$756$18.89
Stamford, CT$38,270$3,189$736$18.40
Bellevue, WA$38,178$3,181$734$18.35
Brooklyn, NY$37,694$3,141$725$18.12
New Haven, CT$37,360$3,113$718$17.96
San Francisco, CA$37,147$3,096$714$17.86
Lakes, AK$37,023$3,085$712$17.80
Brockton, MA$36,983$3,082$711$17.78
Paterson, NJ$36,673$3,056$705$17.63

Top 5 Best Paying Related Nursing CNA Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Nursing CNA job category that pay more per year than a typical Nursing CNA salary. Top examples of these roles include: Nursing Home Assistant, Hospital Nurse Assistant, and Per Diem Nursing Assistant.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $21,701 (66.4%) and $28,451 (87.0%) more than the average Nursing CNA salary of $32,699. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Nursing CNA jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Nursing CNA position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Nursing Home Assistant$61,150$5,096$1,176$29.40
Hospital Nurse Assistant$60,128$5,011$1,156$28.91
Per Diem Nursing Assistant$59,722$4,977$1,148$28.71
Assistant Hospital Nursing$57,034$4,753$1,097$27.42
No Experience Nursing Assistant$54,400$4,533$1,046$26.15
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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