What Is the Average Salary for a Certified Nurse Assistant?


The annual salary for a certified nurse assistant ranges from $27,482 to $33,713, as of 2016. The salary varies depending on one's level of education and experience, as well as the industry, location and size of the employer.

The median annual salary of a certified nurse assistant is $30,313, as of 2016. Hourly wages range between $8.34 and $15.97. Nurse assistants who work in telemetry, intensive care units and operating rooms have higher salaries than those who work in other units. Nurse assistants working in colleges and psychiatric centers earn more than those working in hospitals and community care facilities. Typically, certified nurse assistants earn less as compared to physical therapist assistants, dialysis technicians and registered nurses.