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What is the highest raise you can get paid as a CNA?

Asked Denison, Iowa

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Carol’s Answer

Updated Alpharetta, Georgia

Hi Brenda

While I have not recruited specifically for CNA’s, I have found that the best way to find out about any career is to go online and ask.


So, I went on Google and asked.

Certified Nursing Assistant in the United States

How much does a Certified Nursing Assistant earn in the United States? The average Certified Nursing Assistant salary in the United States is $32,168 as of December 01, 2018, but the range typically falls between $29,149 and $35,787. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. 


GlassDoor is another popular site and they said that in Iowa the average base pay is

$30,646/yr. They also stated that the low end of the salary range for a CNA in Ohio is $24,000 and the high end can go up to $42,000.


There is more information out there that will tell you what people do in certain careers, other sites that might describe a typical day in the role, job sites with openings and job descriptions as well as salary ranges for the positions, etc. YouTube may have videos explaining the same. If you look at multiple sites, look for consistencies in what they say. This should help you feel more comfortable that the information you are reading is accurate.

Hope this helps. Feel free to reach back out.


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Hwal’s Answer

Updated Roanoke, Virginia


Some of my work experiences came from working with my CNA license, so I can share my personal experience with you. I'm not sure if you're asking about pay rate or pay raise, but the pay rate depends on several things like the work setting/employer and your qualification and experience. It also depends on which city you live in, so if you're thinking of applying to a certain company, for example, Glassdoor is one place you can look up this information to a certain extent. Then of course, you could call or email the recruiter or the HR department of the company although there usually seems to be the perception that this might give the company a negative impression. If you're asking about pay raise, hospitals tend to give you either a set % or amount every year you stay with them. I hope this helps.

Good luck!