State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

Pay for State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.23 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.77 per hour and $12.92. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. State Tested Nurses Aides who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Most State Tested Nurses Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. While a majority report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well.

$8.77 - $12.92
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$10
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $12.92  
   
Overtime
$0.33 - $18.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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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$18,301 - $27,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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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 show that State Tested Nurses Aides typically report just a few professional skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Assisted Living and Elder Care. Employees educated in Home Health/Home Care are typically practiced in Long Term Care, too.

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

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


For State Tested Nurses Aides, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 bring in $23K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $25K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for State Tested Nurses Aides, Cincinnati offers exceptional salaries, 11 percent above the national average. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+9 percent), Hamilton (+9 percent), Dayton (+5 percent), and Columbus (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Mansfield. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Youngstown and Canton (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%


Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
$21,000

Elder Care
up arrow 3%

Assisted Living
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 59%
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