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State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) is $10.40 per hour. A skill in Hospice Care is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salary (?
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$14,165 - $30,639
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21,274
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State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salary (?
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$8.71 - $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$14,165 - $30,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $101.15  
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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$18,119 - $28,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $13.00  
   
Overtime
$1.44 - $19.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $101.15  
   
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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$18,119 - $28,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 949
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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.

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

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$22,000
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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

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 56%