CNA Salaries and Job Openings around the USA

What is a nursing assitant salary in your state? Is a CNA Salary going up?

It's a great time to be a CNA! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for CNAs is skyrocketing. While the job growth rate for most occupations is 11%, employment for CNAs is expected to grow 21% by 2022.

How much does a CNA Make? In 2012, the median annual salary for the country's 1.5 million CNAs was $24,420. Like every job, pay is related to where you live. BLS reports that the top 10% of CNAs earn more than $35,330 a year.

Wondering how much jobs in your state pay? NursingLink, part of Monster.com, shares some interesting information:

WHERE CAN YOU EARN THE MOST?

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

WHICH STATES PAY THE LEAST?

1. Missouri $9.40
2. Idado $9.23
3. South Carolina $9.22
4. Georgia $9.08
5. West Virginia $8.78
6. Alabama $8.76
7. Arkansas $8.74
8. Oklahoma $8.62
9. Mississippi $8.16
10. Louisiana $7.57

Will you be moving soon? Do you have the ability to relocate? Here are the states where hiring is active:

WHERE ARE THE MOST NEW JOBS?

# State Annual Number of Job Openings
1 California 3,900
2 Florida 3,580
3 New York 2,330
4 Ohio 1,990
5 North Carolina 1,940
6 Illinois 1,690
7 Pennsylvania 1,650
8 Georgia 1,610
9 Michigan 1,330
10 Missouri 1,310

When you're ready to apply, here's how CNA employment is distributed:

Skilled nursing and long-term care 42%
Hospitals 26%
Residential care facilities 14%
Home health 4%

With an anticipated need for almost 400,000 CNAs in 2016, if you want a job, you'll find it. Good luck with your career!

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)