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State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

Median pay for State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.09 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.55 per hour and $12.97. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the greater part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by nearly one in three and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. Female State Tested Nurses Aides far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, State Tested Nurses Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$8.55 - $12.97

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $12.97  
$-0.49 - $20.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $302.01  
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).
$17,843 - $27,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 takers who work as State Tested Nurses Aides report a focused set of job skills. Long Term Care and Elder Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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

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

The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $20K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $23K on average. For State Tested Nurses Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $22K. State Tested Nurses Aides who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $27K.

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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

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Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Long Term Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


88 %
12 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 63%