Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $24.00 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $15.25 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $26.50 per hour) can be spotted in Aurora, Ill.; Oak Lawn, Ill. ($24.00), Normal, Ill. ($19.47), and Downers Grove, Ill. ($19.05) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $17.22, Libertyville, Ill. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.
Registered Nurses are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $22.23 per hour; Information Technology Interns, Certified Medical Assistants, and Phlebotomists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $14.94, about $14.16, and $13.52, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn $34.51 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in around $20.73 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 $18.14 per hour. Electronic Medical Records is a popular skill among Advocate Health Care workers, with one in eight of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Acute Care, Medical Records, and Insurance are also desirable skills.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Merely one in six survey participants at Advocate Health Care earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Advocate Health Care provides health insurance to most workers, and a strong majority of respondents do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance.