Thursday, 4 October 2012

Salary for a CNA in Nursing Home Environment

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are professionals, who work under the guidance of RN (Registered Nurse). As a nurse aide, you would be responsible providing medical and emotional support to the patients, while assisting them in their daily activities. The nursing aides can work in hospitals, clinical care centers, retirement homes, home environment or any other medical setting.

The average salary of a certified nursing aide is around USD 24,000 per annum. This salary is quite less as compared to the average salary of all the other CNAs working across the United States. If you have any relevant work experience as CNA in nursing home environment, then you can expect better salary package.

While calculating the salary of nursing aide working in nursing home environment, other factors should be considered such as social security allowance, 401K/403B allowance, healthcare allowance, pension allowance, disability allowance, and paid time off. The social security allowance is around USD 1800 approximately. Disability allowance of USD 168 approximately is paid to the nursing aides. You can add around USD 1500 approximately under pension allowance. The 401K/403B allowance rounds up to USD 900 approximately.

When the salary of CNAs working in nursing home environment if calculate considering the above additional allowances, then it reaches to around USD 38000 annually.


  1. Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

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