CNA Salaries By State

What is a CNA salary?

There are a number of things that will determine the amount of money that a CNA makes. One of those things is the years of experience that he or she has had. New CNAs will typically start off making a salary that is close to the bottom 10 percentile, which is $17,790. The median CNA salary is $24,000 per year, and a CNA that has had at least five years of experience can expect to earn a salary that is near that. CNAs that have had over 10 years of experience can earn over $35,000 per year.

The pay difference can also vary greatly among states. The highest-paying state for a CNA is New York. A CNA in this state can expect to earn an average of around $14.50 per hour. This equals out to about $30,000 per year. Massachusetts is the second-highest paying state for a CNA coming in at $29,000 per year.

CNAs can work in a variety of settings, including home health, nursing homes and hospitals. One’s pay is also determined by the type of place that he or she works. A CNA in a hospital can make between $10.75 and $15 per hour. CNAs who work in home health facilities can make anywhere from $10.50 to $14.00 per hour. A CNA who works in a nursing home can expect to earn anywhere from $10 to $15 per hour.

Even though a person should never pick a job solely because of the pay, the salary is a factor that one should consider. Experienced CNAs have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary.

How much does a CNA Make? State by state comparison.

Data courtesy of Indeed. The annual average salary for a CNA is $25,000.

State Average CNA Salary% vs. National Average
Alabama$25,000
0%
Alaska$18,000
-28%
Arizona$20,000
-20%
Arkansas$25,000
0%
California$26,000
4%
Colorado$22,000
-12%
Connecticut$28,000
12%
Delaware$21,000
-16%
Florida$23,000
-8%
Georgia$28,000
 12%
Hawaii$15,000
 -40%
Idaho$16,000
-36%
Illinois$28,00012%
Indiana$23,000
-8%
Iowa$24,000
-4%
Kansas$22,000
-12%
Kentucky$21,000
-16%
Louisiana$22,000
-12%
Maine$22,000
-12%
Maryland$25,000
0%
Massachusetts$29,000
16%
Michigan$25,000
0%
Minnesota$21,000
-16%
Mississippi$26,000
4%
Missouri$24,000
-4%
Montana$20,000-20%
Nebraska$18,000
-28%
Nevada$19,000
-24%
New Hampshire$24,000
-4%
New Jersey$26,000
4%
New Mexico$21,000
-16%
New York$30,000
20%
North Carolina$23,000
-8%
North Dakota$22,000
-12%
Ohio$23,000
-8%
Oklahoma$23,000
-8%
Oregon$24,000
-4%
Pennsylvania$24,000
-4%
Rhode Island$22,000-12%
South Carolina$24,000
-4%
South Dakota$18,000
-28%
Tennessee$23,000
-8%
Texas$24,000
-4%
Utah$19,000
-24%
Vermont$22,000
-12%
Virginia$25,000
0%
Washington$25,000
0%
West Virginia$23,000
-8%
Wisconsin$22,000
-12%
Wyoming$20,000-20%