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REPORT: Turnover Rate Rises among CNAs in Assisted Living

February 6, 2014

Despite a lower overall turnover rate at assisted living facilities, the turnover rate for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) went up in 2013, according to a nationwide survey of assisted living facilities.

The 2013-2014 version of the Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report, published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service and LeadingAge, found that overall staff turnover at assisted living facilities was 32.4 percent in 2013, down from just over 36 percent in 2012.

Only two job categories within assisted living saw their turnover rates increase: CNAs and marketing staff.

The turnover rates for CNAs was 27.5 percent in 2013, up from 22.9 percent in 2012. 

Additionally, the survey showed wages for CNAs and resident assistants remained low, especially at for-profit facilities, according to a Long-Term Living article.

CNA wages typically average $10 or less an hour, the survey said. Administrators, meanwhile, saw their annual salaries increase by nearly 3 percent, to approximately $80,000.

The survey compiled data from nearly 1,900 nonprofit and for-profit assisted living facilities from around the U.S.

Visit the PHI State Data Center to learn the median wages for nurse assistants and other direct-care occupations in every state and nationally.

— by Matthew Ozga

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