So I am a stna in ohio , and I heard the starting pay was like 9.80, I'm going to lpn school nxt year and that's not going to cut it as an independent student . So can anyone tell me a state and city where the pay is higher . Please n thanks ps I have no experience but I do have certification: cpr ect
I used to live in the San Francisco area. Starting pay is about 17.00 an hour for a CNA, but the cost of living is ridiculous. I could not have lived on my own unless I rented a room, which I was at about 400/month. When I lived there it was roughly 2k a month for a studio apartment, and that is on the lower end of it. I hope that helps. Good luck.
Edit: 2k a month in the city of San Francisco, outlying areas it's about half that maybe a little less, but then you have to factor in transportation as well.
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