Cna Salary In California Per Hour 2019

CNA Salary in California Per Hour

The cost of living in California is high, and the average CNA salary is even higher. The average CNA salary in California is $26.67 per hour, or $53,537 per year. This is nearly double the national average CNA salary of $18.77 per hour.

The highest paying counties for CNAs are: Alameda County ($32.26), San Francisco County ($31.97), and Marin County ($31.23). The lowest paying counties for CNAs are: Inyo County ($25.08), Mono County ($25.30), and Sierra County ($25.66).

CNA Salary in California Per Hour

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you can make a decent living in California. The state offers one of the highest CNA salaries in the United States, and it’s easy to see why so many people are drawn to this profession.

The average hourly wage of a CNA in California is $28.75 per hour, which is higher than the national average of $26.50 per hour. This makes it one of the top ten states for CNAs in terms of salary.

Cna Salary In California Per Hour 2019

Average base salary

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$21.86Per hourPer dayPer weekPer monthPer year


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$5,250per year

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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 reviews41 salaries reported$28.97per hour
  3. Power Personnel3.833 reviews141 salaries reported$27.51per hour
  4. Maxim Healthcare Group3.55807 reviews16 salaries reported$27.50per hour
  5. Glendale Adventist Medical Center3.9255 reviews8 salaries reported$26.70per 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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