The larger portion of State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.82 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, State Tested Nurses Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part lack health benefits of any kind, approximately two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than a third get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,070 - $33,396
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$26K
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MEDIAN: $26,400
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$9.12 - $13.09
(Median)
$9
$11
$13
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$26,400  
   
Bonus
$101.74  
Total Pay (?
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$19,033 - $28,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $13.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.86  
Overtime
$2.99 - $19.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$101.74  
   
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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$19,033 - $28,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 530
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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.

Common Career Paths for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)


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Many State Tested Nurses Aides move into a Licensed Practical Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $38K per year.

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Popular Skills for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)


Survey results suggest that State Tested Nurses Aides use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Elder Care, Rehabilitation, CPR, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assisted Living. It is not unusual for someone who knows Elder Care to be familiar with Long Term Care as well.

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

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $22K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, State Tested Nurses Aides make a median salary of $25K. State Tested Nurses Aides who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $24K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,690

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

For those looking to make money, State Tested Nurses Aides in Mentor enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+8 percent), Cleveland (+6 percent), Hamilton (+3 percent), and Columbus (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Mansfield. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Youngstown (11 percent lower) and Lima (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries


Rehabilitation
up arrow 7%

CPR
up arrow 6%

Long Term Care
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000

Hospice Care
up arrow 1%

Assisted Living
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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