State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States can expect wages of $10.21 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.74 per hour to $12.91. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for State Tested Nurses Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than a third have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, more than half claim no health benefits at all. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of State Tested Nurses Aides are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$8.74 - $12.91
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$8
$10
$13
MEDIAN: $10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.74 - $12.91  
   
Overtime
$0.41 - $18.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.93  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,249 - $27,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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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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Survey takers who work as State Tested Nurses Aides usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Long Term Care, Home Health/Home Care, Elder Care, and Assisted Living are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assisted Living and Elder Care. Aptitude in Home Health/Home Care tends to also indicate an understanding of Long Term Care.

Pay by Experience Level for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $21K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $23K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $25K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


For State Tested Nurses Aides, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 11 percent greater than the national average. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+9 percent) and Dayton (+4 percent). Mansfield ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Youngstown and Canton earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Long Term Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
$21,000

Elder Care
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Assisted Living
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 59%
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