Bringing in the most money are Registered Nurses — their earnings average around $25.49 per hour. Certified Nurse Assistants are a close second at about $15.02 along with Information Technology Interns (approximately $14.94) and Certified Medical Assistants ($14.16). Financial compensation for Phlebotomists is rather low — on average only $13.52 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $24.00 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Advocate Health Care folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $15.25 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($26.50 per hour) can be spotted in Aurora, Ill.; Oak Lawn, Ill. ($24.00), Bloomington, Ill. (around $23.25), and Normal, Ill. (approximately $19.47) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Libertyville, Ill. — at about $17.22, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn $34.51 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Advocate Health Care compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at $34.69 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Data Entry; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $18.14 per hour. Acute Care is a popular skill among Advocate Health Care workers, with around a seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Electronic Medical Records, Insurance, and Phlebotomy were also reported by many survey participants.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Advocate Health Care's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 19 percent. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for a strong majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance.