How Much Does a CNA Make Per Year in Indiana?

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There were 33,460 employed CNAs in Indiana in 2009.
There were 33,460 employed CNAs in Indiana in 2009. (Image: Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, get a chance to get to know the patients they work with. Because they attend to patients' needs and wants, and generally work with the same people over a long period of time in nursing care facilities, they have a chance to establish a strong relationship with them. CNAs in Indiana don't need formal training unless they volunteer for certification, which requires 75 hours of completed classwork to pass.

Statewide Average

The average yearly salary for a CNA in Indiana in 2009 was $23,740, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10th percentile annual salary that year for this job was $17,890, while the 90th percentile was $30,700.

Highs

In 2009, Indianapolis proved to be the city with the highest average earnings for Indiana CNAs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CNAs there earned $25,610 a year. Lafayette was also a top paying city that year, with the yearly average salary for CNAs being $24,400, followed by Anderson at $24,330.

Lows

The northeastern, non-metropolitan region of Indiana proved to be the lowest paid for CNAs in 2009, according to the BLS. The average annual salary there was $21,680. CNAs in Terre Haute average $21,750 and in Columbus the yearly income was $22,780.

National Comparison

CNAs across the United States earned a little more annually than those in Indiana in 2009, according to the bureau. The average yearly salary nationwide that year was $24,980. The 10th percentile was $17,510 while the 90th percentile was $33,970. The 2011 information provided by PayScale shows an annual salary range of between $17,480 and $31,413 for CNAs in all states.

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