State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

Most State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.02 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While the larger part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,329 - $35,014
$19K
$24K
$35K
MEDIAN: $23,849
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$9.32 - $13.18
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MEDIAN: $11.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,329 - $35,014  
   
Bonus
$125.00  
Total Pay (?
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$19,426 - $28,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $13.18  
   
Overtime
$11.23 - $19.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$125.00  
   
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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$19,426 - $28,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 525

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Job Description for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)

  • Assist with maintaining patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves.
  • Provide fresh water and nourishment between meals.
  • Facilitate activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary, ambulating, turning, and positioning patients.
  • Help with showers and baths.
  • Assist with travel to the bathroom.

Common Career Paths for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)


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Advancing into a Licensed Practical Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for State Tested Nurses Aides, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Skills for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)


State Tested Nurses Aides seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, CPR, Elder Care, and Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Assisted Living and Hospice Care. Elder Care and Long Term Care are also commonly seen together.

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

Pay by Experience for a State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) has a positive trend. An entry-level State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 281 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 120 salaries. A State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,095

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For State Tested Nurses Aides, working in the bustling city of Mentor has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+8 percent), Cleveland (+4 percent), Columbus (+3 percent), and Hamilton (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Mansfield. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Youngstown (12 percent lower) and Lima (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$23,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Acute Care
▲9%

CPR
▲8%

▲6%


Long Term Care
▼0%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Hospice Care
▼3%

Assisted Living
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 59%