CNA Salary by State 2021

CNA Salary by State 2021
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Whether you're actively training to become a CNA or have been working as one for a while and are ready to broaden your horizons, knowing a CNA's salary by state can be very helpful. Learning what a CNA makes in different states helps you see whether you will be earning enough where you are or you would be better off moving to a higher-paying state after your training. If you're already a CNA, familiarizing yourself with the average pay for CNAs in different states can help you identify greener pastures where you'll earn more for doing the same kind of work.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for CNAs in the U.S. in 2019 was $29,640, which equals $14.25 per hour. Here's what to expect in terms of median pay by state:

  1. Alabama - CNAs in Alabama earn a median of $30,491 per year. They therefore earn higher pay than the national median for CNAs.
  2. Alaska - Certified nursing assistants in Alaska earn a median of $40,320 per year. This means that CNAs in AK earn much more than the national median pay for CNAs.
  3. Arkansas - CNAs in AR earn a median salary of $30,000 per year. CNAs in this state also earn more than the national median CNA salary.
  4. Arizona - CNAs in this state earn a median of $32,172 per year. CNAs in Arizona therefore earn more than what is the median CNA salary in the U.S.
  5. California - With a median annual salary of $36,348, CNAs in CA earn a higher pay than is median at the national level.
  6. Colorado - Colorado CNAs earn a median salary of $32,443 per year. CNAs in CO also earn more than what is median in the U.S.
  7. Connecticut - The median annual salary for CNAs in CT is $35,209. Therefore, CNAs in this state too earn more than the national median.
  8. Delaware - CNAs in Delaware earn a median salary of $34,168 per year. This means that they also earn more than the U.S. median.
  9. Florida - CNAs in the Sunshine State earn a median salary of $30,914 per year. This is also more than what is the median CNA pay in the U.S.
  10. Georgia - CNAs in Georgia earn a median of $31,483 per year. They therefore also earn more than the U.S. average.
  11. Hawaii - At $34,142 per year, the annual median salary for CNAs in HI is also more than the national median.
  12. Iowa - CNAs in IA earn a median salary of $31,142 per year. This means that they, too, earn more than the U.S. median.
  13. Idaho - The median yearly salary for CNAs in ID is $30,713, which is also more than what is median nationally.
  14. Illinois - CNAs in Illinois earn a median of $33,413 per year -- more than the median pay for CNAs in the U.S. as a whole.
  15. Indiana - At a median salary of $31,792 per year, CNAs in IN also earn more than the national median.
  16. Kansas - Certified nursing assistants in KS earn a median of $30,881 per year. CNAs in Kansas therefore earn more than what is the median pay for CNAs in the U.S.
  17. Kentucky - CNAs in Kentucky earn a median of $30,621 per year. This is also higher than the median pay for CNAs in the U.S.
  18. Louisiana - In Louisiana, CNAs earn a median salary of $31,174 per year, which is also higher than the national median.
  19. Massachusetts - With a median salary of $35,404 per year, CNAs in MA evidently do quite well. They earn quite a bit more than the national median pay for CNAs.
  20. Maryland - CNAs in MD make a median of $33,552 per year. This means that they also earn quite a bit more than what is the median CNA pay in the country as a whole.
  21. Maine - In Maine, CNAs earn a median pay of $31,369 annually. They enjoy pay that is also higher than the U.S. median for CNAs.
  22. Michigan - CNAs in MI earn a median wage of $32,567 per year. They, therefore, also earn a higher pay than CNAs across the country as a whole.
  23. Minnesota - In MN, CNAs earn a median wage of $33,289 per year. Therefore, they also earn a pay that is more than the national median.
  24. Missouri - At $31,011 per year, CNAs in MO also make more than the annual median wage for CNAs in the country.
  25. Mississippi - CNAs in MS make a median wage of $28,311 per year. They, therefore, earn less than the national median for CNAs.
  26. Montana - Certified nursing assistants in MT earn a median wage of $29,498 per year. This is slightly less than the U.S. median pay for CNAs.
  27. Nebraska - In NE, CNAs make a median pay of $29,840 per year. This is marginally higher than the national median.
  28. Nevada - CNAs in Nevada earn a median wage of $33,354 per year. They make quite a bit more than the median CNA pay for this country.
  29. New Hampshire - In NH, CNAs earn a median of $33,029 per year. The median pay for CNAs in NH is also quite a bit higher than that of CNAs in the U.S. as a whole.
  30. New Jersey - At $35,977 per year, CNAs in NJ earn quite a higher median wage than the national median for CNAs in the U.S.
  31. New Mexico - CNAs in the state of New Mexico make a median salary of $29,742 per year. This is marginally higher than the national median.
  32. New York - In NY, CNAs earn a median wage of $39,147 per year, which is quite high compared with the median pay for CNAs in the country as a whole.
  33. North Carolina - CNAs in NC earn a median wage of $29,789 per year, so they earn slightly more than CNAs across the country as a whole do.
  34. North Dakota - In ND, CNAs earn a median pay of $30,556 per year. They earn more than CNAs across the nation as a whole.
  35. Ohio - CNAs in OH earn a median salary of $31,773 per year. This is also pretty high compared with the national median pay for CNAs.
  36. Oklahoma - At $30,588 per year, CNAs in OK earn a median pay that is higher than the national median.
  37. Oregon - In OR, CNAs earn a median income of $32,411 per year. Therefore, they also earn more than CNAs in this country as a whole.
  38. Pennsylvania - CNAs in PA earn a median annual salary of $32,535. CNAs in this state, therefore, also earn more than the national median.
  39. Rhode Island - The median salary for CNAs in RI is $34,360 per year. CNAs in Rhode Island, too, earn more than the U.S. median pay for CNAs.
  40. South Carolina - CNAs in SC make a median pay of $30,514 per year. They, therefore, earn a little more than the national median pay for CNAs.
  41. South Dakota - In SD, CNAs make a median salary of $27,906 per year. This is quite a bit less than the national median pay for CNAs.
  42. Tennessee - CNAs in TN make a median pay of $29,617 per year. They, therefore, also earn a little less than the national median salary for CNAs.
  43. Texas - The median salary for CNAs in TX is $32,012 per year. This is more than what CNAs earn across the country as a whole.
  44. Utah - CNAs in UT earn a median income of $30,886 per year, which, as you can see, is higher than the U.S. median pay for CNAs.
  45. Virginia - At $32,404 per year, CNAs in VA enjoy an annual median salary that is more than the national median.
  46. Vermont - CNAs in VT make a median wage of $31,394 per year. Vermont CNAs, therefore, earn more than CNAs across the country as a whole.
  47. Washington - In WA, CNAs earn a median income of $34,817 per year. This is again more than the median national pay for CNAs.
  48. Wisconsin - CNAs in WI make a median wage of $32,111 annually. This is higher pay than the median pay for CNAs in the U.S.
  49. West Virginia - At $28,884 per year, CNAs in WV make a median salary that is less than the national median pay for CNAs.
  50. Wyoming - CNAs in WY make an annual median salary of $29,014. Therefore, CNAs in this state earn less than the national median pay for CNAs.

Now that you've perused a CNA's median annual salary in 50 states, you should have a better understanding about how pay varies from region to region. With information about CNA salary by state in mind, you can make more informed decisions going forward.

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