The Best and Worst States to Be a CNA

Although, there are a large number of job openings throughout USA, still there are some 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

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

Top 10 states that offer lowest pay to CNAs

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

Top 10 states that offer highest number of jobs for CNAs

Rank Name of the State  Job Openings (per year)
10 Missouri 1,310
9 Michigan 1,330
8 Georgia 1,610
7 Pennsylvania 1,650
6 Illinois 1,690
5 North Carolina 1,940
4 Ohio 1,990
3 New York 2,330
2 Florida 3,580
1 California 3,900

Top 10 states that offer lowest number of jobs for CNAs

Rank Name of the State  Job Openings (per year)
10 Alaska 80
9 Vermont 90
8 Wyoming 150
7 North Dakota 160
6 Hawaii 170
5 Delaware 170
4 New Mexico 220
3 Maine 230
2 South Dakota 240
1 Montana 240

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