Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $16.22 per hour. The largest slice of the Altamed workforce (38 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $21.83 per hour.
Residents of Orange, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $36.50 per hour; other top-paying cities include Anaheim, Calif. ($26.84) and the company's headquarter city of Los Angeles, Calif. ($22.58).
Bringing in the most money are Administrative Assistants — their earnings average about $22.80 per hour. Administrative Coordinators are a close second at around $22.47 along with Registered Dental Assistants (approximately $19.49) and Patient Services Representatives ($16.18). With salaries averaging $16.00, Medical Assistants are among the lowest paid at Altamed.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Vocational Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $27.50 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At Altamed, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest pay at $22.25.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Data Entry; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $21.58 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Altamed is Scheduling, with nearly one in four considering it a key competency. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
At Altamed, almost all respondents have health insurance, and nearly all workers have dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement and life insurance.