“Pay increases for caregivers were long overdue. This year with all of the positions receiving increases, turnover rates are starting to slow.”
–Rosanne Zabka, director of reports for Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
McKnight’s reported nursing home nurses averaged double-digit pay increases this year. Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Services (HCS) released the 45th annual HCS Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report.
The national average hourly rate for certified nurse aides soared by 11.15%. It went from $15.23 in 2021 to $16.87 in 2022.
Registered nurses, meanwhile, were right behind with an hourly rate that jumped 11.1% (to $34.58).
Licensed practical nurses saw a 9.4% increase, rising to $26.46 per hour.
Experts credited the large salary jumps for CNAs, RNs and LPNs to staffing shortages. The national turnover rate for all nursing home employees was 48.5%, a 25% net rise.
The turnover rate for CNAs was 54.8% in 2022. LPNs and RNs had lower turnover rates than CNAs.
The full report is available for purchase on the HCS website.