CNA Salary Information by State

Just like any other occupation there is some difference how much one can make as a CNA depending on the location and the facility. Usually long term care centers and assisted living facilities pay less and hospitals and agencies pay a little more. The common starting hourly pay rate is around $7 to $12. If you are working in a city where cost of living is high, you can expect better pay and if you are also working in big hospital with a lot of residents, then there is a good chance that you can get much better pay.

One thing you can do to maximize what you make is to work extra hours, if you can. Night shifts usually pay higher than day time. Of course this is in general sense, but you may also find places where the difference in day and night pay is less than $1.

We have compiled a list of annual salaries for CNAs across US states. The data is categorized into three based on experience. You can use this table to understand how CNA pay rates vary across states. We considered a 40 hours/week to calculate this numbers.

How much do you make hourly as a CNA?

  • More than $15
  • $13 to $15
  • $10 to $12
  • $7 to $9
  • Less than $7

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State Less Experienced Average Experience More Experienced
Alabama $15,000 $15,080 $15,600
Alaska $10,000 $10,000 $10,400
Arizona $15,000 $15,080 $15,600
Arkansas $14,560 $15,000 $15,080
California $15,600 $16,640 $16,640
Colorado $15,080 $15,205 $16,000
Connecticut $15,080 $15,288 $16,000
Delaware $12,000 $14,560 $15,000
District of Columbia $10,000 $11,502 $14,000
Florida $16,640 $16,640 $17,160
Georgia $15,600 $16,640 $16,640
Hawaii $10,400 $12,000 $14,560
Idaho $11,000 $14,560 $14,560
Illinois $16,640 $16,640 $16,640
Indiana $15,080 $15,600 $16,640
Iowa $14,560 $15,000 $15,080
Kansas $15,000 $15,080 $15,600
Kentucky $15,000 $15,080 $15,600
Louisiana $14,560 $15,080 $15,434
Maine $11,500 $14,560 $14,872
Maryland $15,080 $15,600 $16,640
Massachusetts $15,080 $15,205 $16,000
Michigan $15,205 $16,640 $16,640
Minnesota $15,080 $15,600 $16,640
Mississippi $14,560 $15,080 $15,080
Missouri $15,000 $15,080 $15,600
Montana $10,000 $10,400 $10,500
Nebraska $14,000 $15,000 $15,080
Nevada $12,000 $14,560 $15,000
New Hampshire $12,480 $14,560 $15,000
New Jersey $15,000 $15,080 $15,600
New Mexico $10,000 $10,400 $12,480
New York $15,080 $16,640 $16,640
North Carolina $15,392 $16,640 $16,640
North Dakota $10,000 $10,000 $10,400
Ohio $15,080 $16,640 $16,640
Oklahoma $15,000 $15,080 $15,600
Oregon $12,480 $14,560 $15,080
Pennsylvania $15,080 $16,640 $16,640
Rhode Island $11,500 $14,560 $14,872
South Carolina $15,080 $15,080 $15,704
South Dakota $10,000 $10,400 $11,000
Tennessee $15,080 $15,288 $16,000
Texas $15,600 $16,640 $16,640
Utah $15,080 $15,080 $15,704
Vermont $10,000 $10,000 $10,400
Virginia $15,080 $15,600 $16,640
Washington $14,872 $15,080 $15,496
West Virginia 10,400 $12,480 $14,560
Wisconsin $15,080 $15,600 $16,640
Wyoming $10,000 $10,000 $10,400