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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 $10.59 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.84 per hour to $13.17. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and about a third receive dental plans. The majority of State Tested Nursing Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,159 - $34,521
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$14K
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$35K
MEDIAN: $19,963
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$8.84 - $13.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,159 - $34,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $99.48  
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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$18,342 - $28,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $13.17  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $19.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $99.48  
   
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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$18,342 - $28,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,233
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


HCR ManorCare doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $21K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $24K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


State Tested Nursing Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Hospice Care, Acute Care, Long Term Care, and Elder Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Elder Care are similarly competent in 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $21K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $23K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $24K. State Tested Nursing Assistants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $25K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For State Tested Nursing Assistants, busy Mentor offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. State Tested Nursing Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dayton (+8 percent), Cincinnati (+7 percent), Cleveland (+4 percent), and Akron (+2 percent). In Mansfield, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Lima and Elyria (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



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National Average
$22,000

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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
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 55%
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