The highest average salaries go to Emergency Room Registered Nurses, who bring in close to $95K annually, though Operating Room Nurse Managers are not far behind at about $88K along with Clinical Applications Specialists ($59K) and Clinical Research Coordinators ($40K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $59K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $75K annually. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $86K per year.
Residents of Fort Worth, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $78K annually; other top-paying cities include Dallas, Texas ($70K) and Plano, Texas ($64K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $95K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Basic Life Support Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $93K annually. Baylor Health Care Systems workers who hold a Master's Degree, Nursing are also well compensated, earning $103K on average.
When it comes to skills, Regulatory Compliance seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $107K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Baylor Health Care Systems is Microsoft Excel; close to one-eighth of employees use it for work. Acute Care, Clinical Information Systems, and Microsoft Word round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in five employees enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Most respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.