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What Is the Average CNA' Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
New Jersey $36,187 $3,016 $696 $17.40
Tennessee $34,713 $2,893 $668 $16.69
Massachusetts $34,270 $2,856 $659 $16.48
Hawaii $34,165 $2,847 $657 $16.43
Nevada $33,939 $2,828 $653 $16.32
Connecticut $33,698 $2,808 $648 $16.20
Minnesota $33,504 $2,792 $644 $16.11
Washington $33,010 $2,751 $635 $15.87
Rhode Island $32,965 $2,747 $634 $15.85
New York $32,733 $2,728 $629 $15.74
Alaska $32,532 $2,711 $626 $15.64
Wisconsin $32,415 $2,701 $623 $15.58
Oregon $32,371 $2,698 $623 $15.56
North Dakota $32,114 $2,676 $618 $15.44
Ohio $31,969 $2,664 $615 $15.37
Iowa $31,380 $2,615 $603 $15.09
Maryland $31,324 $2,610 $602 $15.06
Utah $31,248 $2,604 $601 $15.02
New Mexico $31,032 $2,586 $597 $14.92
New Hampshire $30,787 $2,566 $592 $14.80
Virginia $30,526 $2,544 $587 $14.68
South Dakota $30,441 $2,537 $585 $14.63
Vermont $30,276 $2,523 $582 $14.56
California $30,262 $2,522 $582 $14.55
Idaho $30,053 $2,504 $578 $14.45
Delaware $29,804 $2,484 $573 $14.33
Nebraska $29,804 $2,484 $573 $14.33
Montana $29,508 $2,459 $567 $14.19
Colorado $29,342 $2,445 $564 $14.11
Arizona $29,245 $2,437 $562 $14.06
South Carolina $29,200 $2,433 $562 $14.04
Kansas $29,198 $2,433 $561 $14.04
Mississippi $28,808 $2,401 $554 $13.85
Arkansas $28,764 $2,397 $553 $13.83
Wyoming $28,749 $2,396 $553 $13.82
Maine $28,501 $2,375 $548 $13.70
Michigan $28,190 $2,349 $542 $13.55
Oklahoma $28,155 $2,346 $541 $13.54
Indiana $28,107 $2,342 $541 $13.51
Kentucky $27,898 $2,325 $537 $13.41
West Virginia $27,711 $2,309 $533 $13.32
Illinois $27,437 $2,286 $528 $13.19
Pennsylvania $27,096 $2,258 $521 $13.03
Louisiana $27,059 $2,255 $520 $13.01
Missouri $26,853 $2,238 $516 $12.91
Texas $26,546 $2,212 $510 $12.76
Alabama $25,589 $2,132 $492 $12.30
Florida $24,869 $2,072 $478 $11.96
North Carolina $24,527 $2,044 $472 $11.79
Georgia $23,788 $1,982 $457 $11.44

Top 50 Highest Paying States for CNA' Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified seven states where the typical salary for a CNA' job is above the national average. Topping the list is New Jersey, with Tennessee and Massachusetts close behind in second and third. Massachusetts beats the national average by 3.7%, and New Jersey furthers that trend with another $3,130 (9.5%) above the $33,056.

With only a handful of states paying above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by moving to a new locationas a CNA' is a decision to make with some caution. Factoring in cost of living expenses should be considered as well.

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