Emergency Room Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $29.82 per hour on average; Operating Room Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to about $28.69, followed by Registered Nurses earning around $28.42 and Staff Nurses making $26.21. Ascension Health hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Certified Nurse Assistants ($11.50 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($34.16 per hour) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Detroit, Mich. (around $27.83), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($26.28), and Nashville, Tenn. ($24.82) are the next top-paying cities. Indianapolis, Ind. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $19.45, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Ascension Health workers in Texas earn the most — approximately $28.25 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $20.00 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $20.76 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Trauma Nursing Course Certifieds are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $31.98 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Ascension Health — these employees make the most at $33.57 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Critical Care; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $30.00 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Ascension Health workers, with less than ten percent of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Electronic Medical Records, Acute Care, and Telemetry as well.
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
Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for most employees. Ascension Health also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.