Georgia CNA Salaries
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the elderly make up roughly 9 percent of Georgia's overall population. In addition to having a large amount of growth in its other populations, Georgia's senior citizen population is expected to grow exponentially over the next ten to 20 years, increasing the demand for CNAs.
A CNA in Georgia typically earns an average salary of $37,000 per year. Certified Nurse Aides earn more in metropolitan areas or large cities, and can expect to see less in rural areas. For example, CNAs in Alexandria and Atlanta can expect to take in $36,000-$37,000 dollars per year, while a CNA in Baden, Athens, or Axson can expect to earn between $30,000-$34,000 per annum.
Salaries can also range for CNAs working in different fields and geographic locations. When CNAs consider where they want to work, they should strongly consider living near or relocating to an area with a large number of health care facilities, nursing homes, medical clinics, and/or organizations that need a medical professional on-staff. Nurse Aides who live and work in rural areas may earn less than their urban counterparts, primarily because the population in those areas is much lower and in less need of medical care.