CNA salaries vary with experience, geography and specialty.  Median annual CNA salaries were about $25,590 in May 2016. The lowest 10 percent earned a CNA salary of less than about $20,040 and the highest 10 percent earned a CNA wage of more than about $37,900. 

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CNA salaries in the industries employing the largest numbers of nursing assistants in May 2016 were:

CNA Salaries

CNA pay in industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation in May 2016 was:

CNA Pay

CNA wages in top paying industries in May 2016 were:

CNA Wages

CNA salaries by state from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics are shown in the map below:

CNA Salary
Information on this page summarized from:       
(1)  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies,
 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm
(2) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, 31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes311014.htm
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