Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Salaries in the United States

Based on 9,168,224,164 CNA hours reported by Skilled Nursing Facilities in the US (2013-2021)
Average Hourly Wage (2021)
$19.84 / hour
Lowest (25%): $14.88 / hour
Highest (25%): $24.80 / hour
CNA hourly wage averages in the United States (2013-2021)

How much does a CNA get paid in the United States?

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are paid an average of $19.84 per hour ($41,268 annually) in the United States based on 764,233,789 hours of CNA wage information reported by Skilled Nursing Facilities for the fiscal year ending in 2021 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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With over 9,168,224,164 hours worked by Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) employees at skilled nursing facilities from 2013-2021 in the United States, combined with the increasing demand for experienced caregivers by in-home care agencies and senior living communities, CNA positions have become one the fastest growing occupations in the US. Let us help you find the best CNA jobs near you.

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Average Annual CNA Salaries
United States

CNA salaries by year in the United States
Year Avg Salary CNA Hours
2021 $41,268 764,233,789
2020 $39,122 825,202,744
2019 $35,808 1,090,895,930
2018 $34,238 1,004,576,487
2017 $33,003 1,155,009,294
2016 $31,746 1,121,670,447
2015 $30,570 1,136,203,429
2014 $29,974 1,144,008,413
2013 $29,627 926,423,631
Last Updated: August 1, 2022