Median pay is highest in Oak Lawn ($28.50 per hour), followed by Bloomington (about $24.00), Chicago ($19.68), and Normal ($19.47). Aurora is near the bottom for pay at around $14.00.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $26.00. The largest slice of the Advocate Health Care workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns around $14.83 per hour.
Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $25.49 — though Certified Medical Assistants, Patient Registrars, and Certified Nurse Assistants also do fairly well at $17.27, $15.75, and approximately $15.02, respectively. Phlebotomists are among the lowest paid at about $13.52.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $36.44. Salaries typically rise to around $30.50 per hour for accredited Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) make the most here, hauling in $38.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Cardiology in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $34.44. Electronic Medical Records is a popular skill among Advocate Health Care workers, with approximately one-sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Acute Care, and Insurance.
Women are more likely to work at Advocate Health Care than men, given the more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio.
Benefits and Perks
Only 19 percent at Advocate Health Care enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in ten workers can take sick leave. Advocate Health Care helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The greater part of workers report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, 401(a), and tuition reimbursement.