Top 10 Best and Worst States for CNA’s

CNA Salary and Jobs

By the year 2016, there is a projected need for CNA’s in the United States that reach up to 393,000.  Being one of the most demanded jobs in the healthcare field, it seems we do not get the salary for the demand.  Since there are many CNA job openings in the U.S., it can also allow us to move pretty much anywhere we would like, just as a nurse.  Where would you like to work?

Below, we have list of the 10 best paying states to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant and the respective salary.  We have also listed by state, the worst states to work as a CNA, and the states with the most and fewest CNA jobs.

Top 10 Best Paying States for CNAs

 

StateSalary (hourly)
1. Alaska$14.36
2. New York$13.63
3. Connecticut$13.54
4. Massachusetts$12.77
5. Hawaii$12.53
6. District of Columbia$12.47
7. Maryland$12.47
8. Delaware$12.32
9. New Hampshire$12.24
10. Nevada$12.23

Now, for the top 10 worst paying states to work as a CNA..

Top 10 Worst Paying States for CNAs

 

StateSalary (hourly)
1. Missouri$9.40
2. Idaho$9.23
3. South Carolina$9.22
4. Georgia$9.08
5. West Virginia$8.78
6. Alabama$8.76
7. Arkansas$8.74
8. Oklahoma$8.62
9. Mississippi$8.16
10. Louisiana$7.57

And now, the states with the most CNA jobs available..

Top 10 States With the Most New CNA Jobs

 

StateAnnual Number of Job Openings
1. California
3,900
2. Florida
3,580
3. New York
2,330
4. Ohio
1,990
5. North Carolina
1,940
6. Illinois
1,690
7. Pennsylvania
1,650
8. Georgia
1,610
9. Michigan
1,330
10. Missouri
1,310

Finally, the states with the fewest CNA jobs..

Top 10 States With the Fewest New CNA Jobs

 

StateAnnual Number of Job Openings
1. Montana
240
2. South Dakota
240
3. Maine
230
3. Maine
230
4. New Mexico
220
5. Delaware
170
6. Hawaii
170
7. North Dakota
160
8. Wyoming
150
9. Vermont
90
10. Alaksa
80

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