$23,436
Avg. Salary
$11.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$195

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
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The average pay for a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) is $11.64 per hour.

The average pay for a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) is $23,436 per year.

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MEDIAN $23,436
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$0$31K
Salary $13,983 - $31,634
Bonus $1.09 - $993
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$20,310 - $30,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $9.76 - $14.29
Hourly Tips $0.25
Overtime $8.76 - $20.76
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $1.09 - $993
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$20,310 - $30,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,030

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.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Pay By Employer

$0$37K

HCR ManorCare
22 profiles
$22,841

$23,188

Altercare
17 profiles
$22,223

Saber Healthcare
16 profiles
$24,300

$25,148

$25,785

$22,635

Diversicare
7 profiles
$28,355

Carespring
7 profiles
$27,181

$24,949

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 $56K per year. 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.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)


State Tested Nursing Assistants seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Rehabilitation, Hospice Care, Acute Care, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CPR, Home Health/Home Care, and Assisted Living. It is often found that people who know Elder Care are also skilled in Home Health/Home Care.

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

Pay by Experience for a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) has a positive trend. An entry-level State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 774 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 522 salaries. An experienced State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 508 salaries. A State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 186 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $24,471

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

For State Tested Nursing Assistants, Cincinnati provides a pay rate that is 7 percent greater than the national average. State Tested Nursing Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Dayton (+3 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Mansfield is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Lima and Canton (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)?

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Dayton:
"How irritated dementia makes ppl."
Don't forget ppl cannot help being irritable when they are I'll. Patience & understanding is the key. Find a common interest build on it....Keep daily charts if doing home care. This way if patient I'll while off wk you can check food, fluids, amount of fluids, sugar food, etc.... Charts for the patients home , keeps everyone on the same page. Allows family to keep informed. Take time to acknowledge the patients being, He/She not a job 1st , He/She is a person.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Akron:
Research places of employment for STNAs. Nursing Homes are all under staffed and causes a lot of stress and patients do not get the care /attention they need /deserve . Staff are worked to death , with little or no compensation .

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.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Cincinnati:
"No pay raise at all in near future."
Be patient, don't always go by the book, don't get overwhelmed, accept the answer no, don't force anything, be curtious to the residents, don't raise your voice, be kind, be gentle, don't be scared to dive in and get hands dirty, a question is never a dumb question, if you can't get to everything relay message to oncoming employee.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Cincinnati:
"Dont take your worth for granted."
Make sure your heart ❤ is in the right place in this line of work.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Dayton:
"Nursing bad attitude towards aids."
Have tough skin just do your best all the time.

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) in Cleveland:
"Hard work with great satisfaction."
Pros: Environment -patient care.
Cons: Long hours -insuffient help.

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Key Stats for State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$24,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) Salaries

▼0%


National Average
$24,000

▼1%


Elder Care
▼3%


stna
▼5%

Assisted Living
▼5%

CPR
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 55%