The Best and Worst States to Be a CNA

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Although, there are a large number of job openings throughout USA, still there are some best and worst states to be a CNA.

The Best and Worst States to Be a CNA

In this article, we have differentiated states as the best or worst on two bases:

  1. On the basis of hourly salary
  2. On the basis of number of job openings


Let’s have a look.

    1. On the Basis of Hourly Salary

Top 10 states that offer best pay to CNAs

RankName of the State Salary (per hour)
10Nevada$12.23
9New Hampshire$12.24
8Delaware$12.32
7Maryland$12.47
6District of Columbia$12.47
5Hawaii$12.53
4Massachusetts$12.77
3Connecticut$13.54
2New York$13.63
1Alaska$14.36

Top 10 states that offer lowest pay to CNAs

RankName of the State Salary (per hour)
10Louisiana$7.57
9Mississippi$8.16
8Oklahoma$8.62
7Arkansas$8.74
6Alabama$8.76
5West Virginia$8.78
4Georgia$9.08
3South Carolina$9.22
2Idaho$9.23
1Missouri$9.40
    1. On the Basis of Number of Job Openings


Top 10 states that offer highest number of jobs for CNAs

RankName of the State Job Openings (per year)
10Missouri1,310
9Michigan1,330
8Georgia1,610
7Pennsylvania1,650
6Illinois1,690
5North Carolina1,940
4Ohio1,990
3New York2,330
2Florida3,580
1California3,900


Top 10 states that offer lowest number of jobs for CNAs

RankName of the State Job Openings (per year)
10Alaska80
9Vermont90
8Wyoming150
7North Dakota160
6Hawaii170
5Delaware170
4New Mexico220
3Maine230
2South Dakota240
1Montana240

This information will help you in deciding “Where you should work?”