State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

Median pay for State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.44 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.84 per hour on the low end to $12.98 on the high end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although the greater part lack health benefits of any kind, over a third do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one in three get dental coverage, too. Women account for the majority of State Tested Nurses Aides who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. For the most part, State Tested Nurses Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$18,937 - $33,772
(Median)
$19K
$23K
$34K
MEDIAN: $22,956
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$8.84 - $12.98
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$18,937 - $33,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
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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$18,430 - $28,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $12.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.86  
Overtime
$1.03 - $19.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
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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$18,430 - $28,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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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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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. 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. State Tested Nurses Aides who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $24K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $26K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,995

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

Surpassing the national average by 10 percent, State Tested Nurses Aides in Cincinnati receive some of the highest pay in the country. State Tested Nurses Aides can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cleveland (+8 percent), Hamilton (+7 percent), Dayton (+3 percent), and Lima (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Mansfield is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Youngstown (8 percent lower) and Canton (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%



National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Elder Care
up arrow 9%

CPR
up arrow 4%

Long Term Care
up arrow 3%

Hospice Care
up arrow 3%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$22,000

Assisted Living
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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