Cna Salary In California 2020

CNA Salary In California 2020

California is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. It’s also home to some of the best jobs in the country. If you’re looking for a rewarding job in healthcare, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is an excellent choice. A CNA salary in California is highly competitive with other states, but it also varies depending on where you work and how many years of experience you have under your belt.

In this article, we’ll talk about what it takes to become a CNA, what kind of pay you can expect when you get hired on as an entry-level CNA, as well as what certifications can help boost your salary even further!

What Is A Certified Nursing Assistant?

A certified nursing assistant (CNA), also referred to as an assisted living technician or direct care worker, provides direct care to patients who are unable to perform self-care activities independently due to illness or injury. CNAs often work under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician’s assistant at long-term care facilities such as nursing homes or assisted living residences for seniors.

Cna Salary In California 2020

Nursing Assistant salary in California

Average base salary

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$21.86Per hourPer dayPer weekPer monthPer year


above national average


$5,250per year

Non-cash benefit


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The average salary for a nursing assistant is $21.86 per hour in California and $5,250 overtime per year.25.2k salaries reported, updated at July 29, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in California

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year$20.99
1 to 2 years$21.20
3 to 5 years$22.32
6 to 9 years$22.89
More than 10 years$25.23

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Top companies for Nursing Assistants in California

  1. Stanford Health Care3.9817 reviews76 salaries reported$33.58per hour
  2. ATC Healthcare3.7317 reviews38 salaries reported$28.99per hour
  3. Maxim Healthcare Group3.55807 reviews16 salaries reported$27.50per hour
  4. NorthBay Health3.998 reviews9 salaries reported$24.80per hour
  5. Linda Mar Rehabilitation2.418 reviews11 salaries reported$24.66per hour
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Highest paying cities for Nursing Assistants in California

  1. Bakersfield, CA$27.09 per hour386 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA$22.45 per hour267 salaries reported
  3. Modesto, CA$21.56 per hour154 salaries reported
  1. Sacramento, CA$21.01 per hour475 salaries reported
  2. Fresno, CA$20.89 per hour192 salaries reported
  3. Long Beach, CA$20.85 per hour318 salaries reported
  1. Riverside, CA$20.09 per hour145 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA$19.83 per hour735 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA$19.62 per hour996 salaries reported

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