Understanding CNA Pay
Whether researching careers or actively looking for an CNA Program, an important consideration for many people are the salary expectations. While salaries can vary based on experience and location, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is widely considered the most trusted source for salary information. The following information is accurate as of May 2021.
Average Salary: $30,320
Top 10% Salary: $46,470
Top 10% Salary: $23,970
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Many researchers are interested in which industries have the most employees and how much they get paid. For that, BLS is again helpful:
|Hospitals; state, local, and private||35,870|
|Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)||29,970|
|Continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly||29,900|
|Home healthcare services||29,280|
Many also ask what is the best state to be a CNA? Below are the top 5 states by jobs and the median salary:
CNA Job Outlook
As people continue to live longer, it means there are more years where people need medical care. Combined with the fact that the Boomer demographic is so large and is transitioning into a period where they are expected to need more care, the healthcare industry is very strong. The medical industry in general is expected to grow by as much as 25% this decade and nursing assistants should see 8% growth. There are nearly 200,000 nursing assistant job openings every year.
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