Bringing in the most money are Operating Room Registered Nurses — their earnings average about $31.06 per hour. Intensive Care Unit Nurses are a close second at $30.85 along with Emergency Room Registered Nurses (approximately $27.50) and Registered Nurses ($25.80). Cleveland Clinic Hospital hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Pharmacy Technicians (around $13.00 on average).
Residents of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $30.70 per hour; other top-paying cities include Weston, Fla. ($26.00) and Cleveland, Ohio ($18.14). By state, the highest pay levels are found in Florida, where the average Cleveland Clinic Hospital employee makes about $25.23 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $26.87 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $16.21 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $29.28 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At Cleveland Clinic Hospital, employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at about $25.67.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Intensive Care Unit; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $28.00 per hour. Acute Care is a popular skill in the Cleveland Clinic Hospital workforce; close to one-eighth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Customer Service, Data Entry, and Cardiology.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one-seventh of respondents — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of employees and dental coverage for most respondents. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.