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 $10.56 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.80 per hour, and the top verges on $13.11. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career length and the individual firm are influential factors as well. While some workers in this profession — the larger part — do not have any health coverage, approximately two in five do receive medical benefits and approximately one in three have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,200 - $34,765
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$14K
$20K
$35K
MEDIAN: $20,174
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$8.80 - $13.11
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$11
$13
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,200 - $34,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $99.63  
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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$18,245 - $28,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $13.11  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $19.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $99.63  
   
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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$18,245 - $28,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,149

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 $55K per year. The most common next step for a State Tested Nursing Assistant is to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Medical Assistant. The former position pays an additional $15K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


Employees at HCR ManorCare take home the smallest paychecks, and $21K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $19K and quickly nearing the top at only $24K.

Popular Skills for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


State Tested Nursing Assistants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Acute Care, Long Term Care, and Elder Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Assisted Living. Most people who know 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $21K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $23K. State Tested Nursing Assistants see a median salary of $24K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $25K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For State Tested Nursing Assistants, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 8 percent greater than the national average. State Tested Nursing Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Dayton (+7 percent), Cleveland (+5 percent), Akron (+3 percent), and Columbus (+2 percent). In Mansfield, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Lima and Wooster (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries




National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries

Hospice Care
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Long Term Care
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Elder Care
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National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Assisted Living
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 56%