As of 2014, the average Certified Nursing Assistants brought home just shy of $25,100 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But earnings vary greatly by location, as employers must offer higher wages in certain areas of the country to attract qualified candidates. On average, the highest wages paid in Certified Nursing Assistants were in Alaska, Nevada, New York, Connecticut & District of Columbia.
Salary (annual): $18,790 – $36,170
Min. Education: State-approved education program
Job Outlook 2014-24: 17% (Much faster than average)
Related Careers: Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, Registered Nurses & Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides.
|3. New York||$15.61|
|5. District of Columbia||$14.87|
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Data extracted on February 10, 2016