The highest average salaries go to Registered Nurses, who bring in close to $24.50 per hour, though Certified Nurse Assistants are not far behind at about $9.65 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $16.00 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Centra Health Inc employees (39 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $13.54 per hour on average.
Residents of St. Cloud, Minn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $23.04 per hour; other top-paying cities include Roanoke, Va. (around $16.55) and Lynchburg, Va. (about $15.48). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Minnesota, where the average salary is $23.04 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $25.87 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. At Centra Health Inc, employees who hold a Certificate (Cert), Human Services (HS) receive the highest pay at $12.27.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Counseling; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $16.39 per hour. A garden variety skill at Centra Health Inc is Customer Service; just under a fifth of Centra Health Inc's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, and Elder Care.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Centra Health Inc provides health insurance to most survey participants, and a solid majority of employees do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement and 401(a).