Bringing in the most money are Physical Therapist Assistants — their earnings average around $38.00 per hour. Operating Room Registered Nurses are a close second at approximately $32.00 along with Registered Nurses ($30.43) and Emergency Room Registered Nurses ($29.04). Patient Care Technicians make an average about $11.24, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($32.07 per hour) can be spotted in Irving, Texas; Waco, Texas (approximately $26.74), Plano, Texas (about $25.61), and Grapevine, Texas ($22.50) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Waxahachie, Texas — at around $17.50, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $22.71 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $18.54 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $29.50 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding pay and education, Baylor Health Care Systems pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) the most — about $34.75.
When it comes to skills, Acute Care seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $33.50 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Electronic Medical Records; close to a seventh deem it necessary for work. Phlebotomy, Medical Coding, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Baylor Health Care Systems provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all employees participate. Perks cover health insurance for most workers and dental coverage for a fair number of employees. Other privileges include a casual working environment, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.