Cna Salary In California Per Hour

Cna Salary In California Per Hour

With a constant increase in demand and a shortage of providers, the average annual salary of a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in California is rising rapidly. This is especially true for CNAs who are willing to work in rural areas where there is an even greater need for their services.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average annual salary for CNAs in California was $30,890 as of May 2016. That translates to $15.43 per hour, which is higher than the national average of $13.04 per hour reported by the BLS.

However, many CNAs earn less than this amount. For example, according to Payscale’s most recent survey of CNA salaries in California, which involved more than 2,000 respondents, the median annual salary was $25,000 with a range from $20,000-$40,000 depending on experience level and location within the state.

The same survey showed that there is also wide variation among employers when it comes to paying their employees: while some pay as little as $18 per hour while others pay up to $35 per hour or more depending on experience level and job type (such as home care vs nursing facility).

Cna Salary In California Per Hour

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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