The average hourly pay for a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) is $11.92.
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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. STNAs assist nurses, do…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
The top respondents for the job title State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) are from the companies HCR ManorCare, Altercare and Otterbein Retirement Community. Reported salaries are highest at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where the average pay is $15.32. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Arbors Nursing Home and Genesis HealthCare, earning around $12.25 and $11.68, respectively. HCR ManorCare pays the lowest at around $10.99. Altercare and Otterbein Retirement Community also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.03 and $11.27, respectively.
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Skills in Long Term Care, Rehabilitation and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care and Elder Care.
Pay by Experience Level for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
An entry-level State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.90 based on 125 salaries. An early career State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.25 based on 877 salaries. A mid-career State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.92 based on 684 salaries. An experienced State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.53 based on 818 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.
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Employees with State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in their job title in Cincinnati, Ohio earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dayton, Ohio (4.7% more) and Cleveland, Ohio (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canton, Ohio (7.6% less), Akron, Ohio (1.2% less) and Toledo, Ohio (1.1% less).
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