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Vermont CNA Salaries

Vermont, along with the rest of the United States, is facing a nursing shortage. Nursing has been identified as one of the careers in demand in the coming decade. According to the State of Vermont Department of Labor, Economic and Labor Information Office, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is one of Vermont’s top 25 fastest growing occupations for those requiring post-secondary training, with the number of jobs increasing from 3,190 in 2006 to 3,620 by 2016 – a 14 percent growth in employment.



Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or a Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) in Vermont can expect to make a salary that is two percent higher than in other areas throughout the United States. In Vermont, the average annual salary for a CAN is $42,000. Here are some average salaries for cities in Vermont, according to one of the leading Web job search engines:

  • Burlington, $31,000 yearly
  • Essex, $32,000 yearly
  • Rutland, $33,000  yearly
  • Colchester, $31,000 yearly

Hospitals, assisted living centers, long term care centers, home health agencies, clinics, and mental health facilities are some of the healthcare facilities that are looking for qualified and certified nursing assistants.  Vermont medical facilities such as Fletcher Allen Health Care - Medical Center Campus, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center and Southwestern Vermont Health Care typically have job opportunities for CNAs.


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