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Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a CNA

Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a CNA

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There is a projected need for 393,000 CNAs needed in the United States by 2016. CNAs are one of the most in demand professions in America, but with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Below is the 10 best and worst places to be a CNA based on starting salary and job openings.

Top 10 Best Paying States for CNAs

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

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    about 5 years ago


    How come Texas not in the list ! :(

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    over 5 years ago

    Where in Missouri is they paying $9.40 an hour? I work as CNA in Missouri and only make $7.30 an hour.

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    over 5 years ago


    It is a nice job.I am not yet able to get address of some institue online.Please help me in this context. Thanks

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    over 6 years ago


    Kentucky should be on this list, because as a CNA, at a nursing home a couple years ago, I was making $7.34 an hour. They have recently "bumped it up" to $8.50 an hour.

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