Nursing Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $45.55 per hour on average; Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $24.80, followed by Intensive Care Unit Nurses earning $24.68 and Operating Room Registered Nurses making about $23.98. Near the bottom at Baptist Memorial Hospital are Emergency Room Registered Nurses, pulling in an average of just $21.58.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $28.69 per hour) can be spotted in Jonesboro, Ark.; the company's headquarter city of Memphis, Tenn. ($22.59), Southaven, Miss. ($15.00), and Oxford, Miss. (approximately $15.00) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Columbus, Miss. at about $12.00. Baptist Memorial Hospital workers in Arkansas earn the most — $28.69 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Baptist Memorial Hospital for between five and 10 years earn around $22.49 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (47 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $17.50 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $31.56 per hour. Baptist Memorial Hospital workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $22.60 on average.
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 around $27.00 per hour. Medicine / Surgery also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Acute Care, Customer Service, and Telemetry.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only one in three employees. Baptist Memorial Hospital workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of employees receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Baptist Memorial Hospital are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.