State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary
The larger portion of State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.82 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, State Tested Nurses Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, approximately two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than a third get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)
- Help with showers and baths.
- Assist with travel to the bathroom.
- Facilitate activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary, ambulating, turning, and positioning patients.
- Assist with maintaining patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves.
- Provide fresh water and nourishment between meals.
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Popular Skills for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)
Survey results suggest that State Tested Nurses Aides use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Elder Care, Rehabilitation, CPR, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assisted Living. It is not unusual for someone who knows Elder Care to be familiar with Long Term Care as well.
Pay by Experience Level for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $22K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, State Tested Nurses Aides make a median salary of $25K. State Tested Nurses Aides who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $24K.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, State Tested Nurses Aides in Mentor enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+8 percent), Cleveland (+6 percent), Hamilton (+3 percent), and Columbus (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Mansfield. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Youngstown (11 percent lower) and Lima (8 percent lower).