California CNA Job Growth
California has the highest rate of CNA job growth outside of Alaska. The high population and the rate at which the senior population is growing will continue to create demand for CNAs. Assisted living facilities, hospitals, in-home private care providers, hospice providers, and skilled nursing facilities employ these nurse aides.
California CNA Salary
The average salary for CNAs in California is about $33,000. CNAs that are just entering the field will normally not make the average salary but can expect to earn more after a year or so of experience. Aides that have been working for several years will make at or above the average annual salary. The state of California employs roughly 106,240 nursing aides which makes it ranked 1st in the
United States among the 50 states and DC. California employs roughly 7% of the country's nursing assistants.
The average annual income of CNA jobs in California is $27,920 which ranks certified nursing assistants in California as the
12th highest paid nursing assistants in the country.
California CNA Annual Wage
California CNA Hourly Wage
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2010)