Intensive Care Unit Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $30.00 per hour — though Registered Nurses, Operating Room Registered Nurses, and Patient Care Assistants also do fairly well at approximately $25.03, $23.98, and around $10.21, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.14 per hour) can be spotted in New Albany, Miss.; Jonesboro, Ark. (about $23.10), Columbus, Miss. ($20.00), and the company's headquarter city of Memphis, Tenn. (around $19.77) are the next top-paying cities. Oxford, Miss. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $13.55. The highest pay by state can be found in Arkansas, where pay average out at $23.10 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $25.02 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $12.91 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks (around $28.49 per hour) than those without credentials. Baptist Memorial Hospital compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at $21.53 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Operating Room / OR seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $25.02 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Acute Care; roughly one in four consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Customer Service, Telemetry, and Medicine / Surgery.
Benefits and Perks
It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents get dental coverage, too. Baptist Memorial Hospital employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement and life insurance.