State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

Pay for State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.25 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.78 per hour and $12.91. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most State Tested Nurses Aides. There are far more female State Tested Nurses Aides who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent. While some workers in this profession — the greater part — do not have any health coverage, more than a third do receive medical benefits and just under one in three have dental insurance.

$8.78 - $12.91

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $12.91  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $18.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
   
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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$18,318 - $27,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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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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Professional skills reported by State Tested Nurses Aides are few in number. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Assisted Living and Elder Care. Competency in Home Health/Home Care frequently indicates knowledge 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.


State Tested Nurses Aides with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $21K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $23K on average. State Tested Nurses Aides claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $23K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $25K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


State Tested Nurses Aides will find that Cincinnati offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 11 percent. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in Hamilton (+9 percent), Cleveland (+8 percent), Dayton (+5 percent), and Columbus (+3 percent). Mansfield ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Youngstown (6 percent less) and Akron (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%


Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 3%

National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
up arrow 3%

Assisted Living
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 59%
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