The Most Comprehensive Caregiver and CNAPay Guide on the WebCaregiver and CNA Job MarketThe career outlook for certified n...
Caregivers and certified nursing assistants are similar professions within the healthcare industry, butcaregiver and CNA p...
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Caregiver & CNA Pay Guide - Full Article Report

  1. 1. The Most Comprehensive Caregiver and CNAPay Guide on the WebCaregiver and CNA Job MarketThe career outlook for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and caregivers can be summed up in two words -in demand. With a large aging population, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 20% increase incaregiver and CNA jobs between 2010 and 2020, which is faster than the average for other occupations.Here are some other notable statistics regarding the CNA job field:CNA Gender- 90% of CNAs are female and 10% of CNAs are maleCNA Experience- 11% of CNAs have less than one year of CNA experience- 45% of CNAs have one to four years of CNA experience- 20% of CNAs have five to nine years of CNA experience- 18% of CNAs have ten to nineteen years of CNA experience- 6% of CNAs have twenty+ years of CNA experienceWhen it comes to whether a caregiver or CNA will receive benefits, it mainly depends on theplace of employment. Working with a senior homecare agency (all jobs posted onmyCNAjobs are through agencies) allows greater access to health benefits. Here’s a look atthe most common health benefits CNAs receive: CAREGIVER & PERCENTAGECNA BENEFITHealth Insurance 48%Dental Insurance 39%Vision Insurance 30%None 49%An Overview of Caregiver and CNA Pay
  2. 2. Caregivers and certified nursing assistants are similar professions within the healthcare industry, butcaregiver and CNA pay differ based on the specific job. CNAs are required to complete state-approvedcertification and be licensed in the state where practicing. This license gives CNAs more authority andresponsibilities than a caregiver, as well as a higher pay rate.On average, CNA pay ranges from $8.55 per hour at the low end to $16.62. The median CNA pay is $11.54per hour. The salary of a caregiver ranges from about $7.89 to $14.20, with a median salary of $9.91.While the pay difference between a CNA and a caregiver seems incremental, the few extra dollars per houradd up: Job Type Average Hourly Wage Lifetime SalaryCertified Nursing Assitant (CNA) $11.54 $960,400Caregiver $9.25 $756,000Difference in Pay: Caregiver & CNA $2.29 $204,400CNA Pay Based on LocationLike the weather, CNA pay varies based on one’s geographical location. For example, CNA pay in Californiais different than CNA pay in New York. But when it comes to personal salaries, CNA wages will vary not onlyby city and state, but also based upon experience level and the specific employer. It’s also important toconsider the cost of living for a specific region when evaluating CNA pay in a specific area.National CNA PayThe national average pay for a CNA ranges from $8.55 per hour at the low end to $16.62 on the high end.The median CNA hourly rate is $11.54. Annually, average CNA pay goes from $17,800 to $34,600 at thehigh end, with a median salary of $24,000. Percentile National CNA Pay - Hourly National CNA Pay - SalaryLow $8.55 $17,800Median $11.54 $24,000High $16.62 $34,600*The low percentile means 90% earn higher than the specified rate, while 10% earn more.Median indicates 50% earn more than this rate and 50% earn higher. The high percentileindicates that 10% earn more than this rate, while 90% earns less.State-by-State CNA PayCompared to the national average pay of a CNA, some states offer more lucrativecompensation than others. When it comes to average CNA pay, CNA pay in Alaska has thehighest hourly wage with median pay at $16.40 per hour, compared to the national averageof $11.54. CNA pay in New York follows with 15.38 per hour. The following states have thehighest CNA pay: Median Hourly State CNA Pay
  3. 3. Median Hourly State CNA PayAlaska $16.40New York $15.38Nevada $14.85Connecticut $14.49Hawaii $14.40Based on median CNA pay, the following states offer the lowest paying CNA wages: Median Hourly State CNA PayMississippi $9.05Louisiana $9.22Oklahoma $9.68Alabama $9.86Georgia & West Virginia $9.89CNA Pay by RegionEven within the same state, CNA pay can differ by region and metropolitan areas. CNA pay in California, forexample, averages $15.93 per hour in San Francisco, while the median CNA pay in Los Angeles is $11.61.CNA pay in New York City is $16.20, but the average pay of a CNA in Buffalo drops to $12.61. Factors thatcan influence CNA pay by region include demand and cost of living.How to Increase Your Caregiver or CNA PayAs a caregiver, the most effective way to increase your pay is through more caregiver education andtraining. Advanced caregiver certification shows employers that you are knowledgeable and up-to-date onthe latest training. An investment of time—as low as 10 hours—can increase your caregiver pay and makeyou a more competitive player in the marketplace. The Professional Association of Caregivers offers 10hour caregiver certification that meets many state requirements through our partner, Caregiverlist. For amyCNAjob special offer, click here.As a CNA, on the job experience is a great way to increase your CNA pay. CNA pay—muchlike other professions—is lower when first starting out. But with additional years ofexperience, CNAs can increase their pay rate. CNA Average CNA Experience SalaryLess than one $7.83 - $12.27year5+ years $8.67 - $14.4920+ years $9.22 - $16.51
  4. 4. Caregiver and CNA rate of pay also goes up when employees work overtime, weekend,evening or holiday shifts, and as caregiver and CNAs receive more training. For moreinformation, check out 10-hour online caregiver certification. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE: http://www.mycnajobs.com/caregiver-cna-pay/Sources: payscale.com, careeronestop.org  

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