State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of State Tested Nursing Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $11.27 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, more than two-fifths have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$13,987 - $31,540
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MEDIAN: $22,530
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$9.58 - $13.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$13,987 - $31,540  
   
Bonus
$0.85 - $700  
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$19,901 - $29,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $13.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$9.19 - $19.69  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.85 - $700  
   
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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$19,901 - $29,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,685

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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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State Tested Nursing Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $56K annually. 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous State Tested Nursing Assistants include HCR ManorCare, Altercare, Saber Healthcare, Otterbein Retirement Community, and Carespring. Diversicare leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $29K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Carespring, National Church Residences, and Altercare, where earnings of $27K, $27K, or $25K are standard for State Tested Nursing Assistants.

Offering only $22K on average, HCR ManorCare seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $18K on the lower end and $39K on the higher end. Saber Healthcare, Otterbein Retirement Community, and Genesis HealthCare are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($22K, $23K, and $23K respectively).

Popular Skills for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


State Tested Nursing Assistants report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, Hospice Care, Acute Care, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CPR. Most people experienced in Elder Care also know Home Health/Home Care.

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for State Tested Nursing Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $22K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $24K. State Tested Nursing Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $25K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $27K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,742

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

For those looking to make money, State Tested Nursing Assistants in Cincinnati enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 9 percent above the national average. State Tested Nursing Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Dayton (+5 percent) and Medina (+3 percent). Mansfield is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Employers in Lima and Canton also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 9 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 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 172 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$24,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries

▲3%


▲2%


Elder Care
▼0%

National Average
$24,000


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▼2%

Assisted Living
▼2%

CPR
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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