State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

Pay for State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.44 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.84 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $12.98. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of State Tested Nurses Aides (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the larger part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than a third and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than a third. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$18,937 - $33,772
(Median)
$19K
$23K
$34K
MEDIAN: $22,956
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$8.84 - $12.98
(Median)
$8
$10
$13
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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Survey results imply that State Tested Nurses Aides put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Elder Care, CPR, Long Term Care, and Hospice Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Assisted Living. Experience with Home Health/Home Care is often linked with 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.


For many State Tested Nurses Aides, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $21K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $23K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. State Tested Nurses Aides with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $26K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,995

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

For State Tested Nurses Aides, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 10 percent greater than the national average. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in 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. Youngstown and Canton are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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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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