State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salary

The larger portion of State Tested Nursing Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $11.50 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little over a half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Job satisfaction for State Tested Nursing Assistants is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,117 - $30,791
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MEDIAN: $22,530
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$9.74 - $14.02
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Salary $14,117 - $30,791
Bonus $0.73 - $811
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$20,237 - $30,027
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $9.74 - $14.02
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $9.83 - $19.82
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $0.73 - $811
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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$20,237 - $30,027
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,719

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Job Description for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

A state tested nursing assistant (STNA) holds an entry-level position in the medical field. STNAs work in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, retirement homes, and as home health aides. The education requirements vary depending on the state, but typically includes a high school diploma or equivalent, a 100-hour training program and additional instruction in CPR and first aid. Many states also require a supervised clinical rotation before certification.

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State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Tasks

  • Assists with direct patient care under the supervision of the RN or other medical professionals.
  • Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
  • Position, feed, bathe, dress and assist patients with grooming and other tasks.
  • Observe patients' conditions, measure and record food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.

Common Career Paths for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


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At the upper end, State Tested Nursing Assistants who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $56K per year. The most common career progression for State Tested Nursing Assistants leads to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, where average pay is $38K annually. However, many State Tested Nursing Assistants also opt to become State Tested Nurses Aides. Typically, a State Tested Nurses Aide brings home $23K.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


Many State Tested Nursing Assistants can be found at HCR ManorCare, Altercare, Saber Healthcare, Otterbein Retirement Community, and Carespring, firms that are at the top of the field. Diversicare leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $29K. State Tested Nursing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks at Carespring ($27K), National Church Residences ($27K), and Altercare ($25K).

The pay scale is far from balanced at HCR ManorCare. While salaries on one end can reach $39K, the company's median pay sits at $22K, the lowest in the field. Also approaching the lower end are Saber Healthcare at $22K, Otterbein Retirement Community at $23K, and Genesis HealthCare at $23K.

Popular Skills for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


State Tested Nursing Assistants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, Hospice Care, Acute Care, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CPR, Home Health/Home Care, and Assisted Living. It is often found that people who know Elder Care are also skilled in Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

Pay by Experience for a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) has a positive trend. An entry-level State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 774 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 522 salaries. An experienced State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 508 salaries. A State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 186 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $24,209

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For State Tested Nursing Assistants, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 7 percent greater than the national average. State Tested Nursing Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Dayton (+3 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Mansfield is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Lima and Canton (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)?

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Dover:
"STRESSFUL."
Pros: Seeing the difference it makes in the lives I care for.
Cons: The amount of stress and lack of support.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Perrysburg:
"A big work load for little pay."
Pros:
Cons: We cook, clean, laundry, activities all on top of providing patient care with only two aides. Its a big work load for very little pay. Very stingy management and saving loads of money off of their employees.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Cleveland:
"It just wonderful."
Pros: The thing I like most about my job is helping my elders, and just giving them a peace of mind.
Cons: There isn't one thing I don't like about my job.

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Key Stats for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$24,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries

▲1%


▼0%

National Average
$24,000


Elder Care
▼2%


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▼4%

Assisted Living
▼4%

CPR
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 54%
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