State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salary

Most State Tested Nurses Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.12 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most State Tested Nurses Aides. While some workers in this profession — a majority — do not have any health coverage, over a third do receive medical benefits and just under a third have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,375 - $30,521
$24K
MEDIAN: $23,849
50%

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$9.42 - $13.55
$9
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $11.14
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50%
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$0$30K
Salary $23,849
Bonus $50.06
Profit Sharing $15.00
Total Pay (?
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$19,668 - $28,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $9.42 - $13.55
Overtime $9.95 - $19.63
Annual Data $0$28K
Bonus $50.06
Profit Sharing $15.00
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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$19,668 - $28,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 552

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Job Description for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)

  • Assist with maintaining patients' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves.
  • Provide fresh water and nourishment between meals.
  • Facilitate activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary, ambulating, turning, and positioning patients.
  • Help with showers and baths.
  • Assist with travel to the bathroom.

Common Career Paths for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)


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State Tested Nurses Aides often transition into Licensed Practical Nurse positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Licensed Practical Nurses earn $38K per year.

State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)


State Tested Nurses Aides generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, CPR, Elder Care, and Rehabilitation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Assisted Living and Hospice Care. Elder Care and Long Term Care are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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

Pay by Experience for a State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) has a positive trend. An entry-level State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 281 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 120 salaries. A State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,464

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

For State Tested Nurses Aides, busy Mentor offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. State Tested Nurses Aides will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+6 percent) and Cleveland (+3 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with State Tested Nurses Aides in Mansfield earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Youngstown (14 percent lower) and Lima (11 percent lower).

State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)?

State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) in Pataskala:
Pros: I love caring for my residents, I like making them smile and feel happy even though they dont get to go home or when they miss their families. I love caring for people in general I always have. Even if its something as small as remembering how they take their coffee in the morning or fixing their hair up for them and getting them in some of their nicest clothes to help them feel nice even if all they are doing is going to a game of bingo. I love sitting down and talking to them about what they did back when they were younger, and getting that hug or kiss on the forehead because they appreciate the care that you give them.
Cons: The things I dislike about my job as an aide is the constant shortness of staff, I feel its not fair to the aides like my self that show up to work on time every day and always show up to work to have to have 16 or 17 people in our care because I feel I cant give the adiquete amount of care that I wold like to give to my residents along with the amount of care that I feel they deserve. And the strain on the body is crazy hard, its hard to find a nurse that doesnt feel like theyre to good to be able to help an aide, even with something as simple as a trasnsfer.

State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) in Snohomish:
Pros: Taking care of my residents.
Cons: Not enough workers.

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Key Stats for State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$23,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect State Tested Nurses Aide (STNA) Salaries

Acute Care
▲8%

CPR
▲6%

▲5%


National Average
$23,000

Long Term Care
▼1%

Home Health/Home Care
▼1%

Hospice Care
▼5%

Assisted Living
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 59%
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