How Much Does a CNA Make in Connecticut?


Connecticut employers of nursing assistants do not always require even a high school diploma or equivalent, but nursing assistants who work in nursing homes or other skilled nursing facilities must be certified. Becoming a certified nursing assistant involves completing formal training and passing a competency exam. The amount a CNA makes in Connecticut is generally higher than nationwide figures for this occupation.


  • Median salaries for Connecticut CNAs vary by location, but not to an extreme degree, as shown by data at CNAs in New London have a median annual salary of $29,830 as of March 2011, in Norwich $29,999, in Torrington $30,140, in Hartford $30,675, in Milford $31,183, in Danbury $31,352 and in Bridgeport $31,831. In comparison, the nationwide median salary for CNAs is $28,194.

Salary Range

  • In this group of Connecticut cities, the lowest salaries were in New London, where the bottom 10 percent of CNAs earn $24,896 and less, and the highest salaries in Bridgeport, where the top 10 percent make more than $37,790 annually. Nationwide, the middle 50 percent of CNAs earn $25,754 to $30,957 per year, which ranks the median salaries for CNAs in Bridgeport, Danbury and Milford in the top 25 percent nationally.

Long-Term Care

  • CNAs employed in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities tend to have lower salaries than CNAs in other employment settings. Looking at Hartford as a representative salary in the state, as the salary in the middle of the data, the median annual pay for CNAs in Hartford nursing homes is $26,081. The bottom 10 percent earn $23,282 per year and less, and the top 10 percent $29,163 and higher. Hartford CNAs working in other types of long-term care facilities earn a median salary of $27,584 per year. The entire salary range is wider in other types of long-term care, with the bottom 10 percent making $21,723 and less, and the top 10 percent $35,019 and higher.

Salaries for Available Positions

  • Job listings at in 2011 show a need for CNAs in Connecticut in many work settings. Most available positions are in nursing homes, senior living centers, home health care and live-in care situations. Jobs also are available for CNAs in Connecticut general hospitals, medical centers and hospices. Posted pay rates range from about $11 to $17 per hour, translating to about $22,900 to $35,400 per year.

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