Nearing the top of the pay scale are Operating Room Registered Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nurses, Emergency Room Registered Nurses, and Registered Nurses; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $31.06 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $30.00, $27.50, and $25.65, respectively. Pharmacy Technicians are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $13.00.
Residents of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $31.01 per hour; other top-paying cities include Weston, Fla. ($27.50) and Cleveland, Ohio (about $18.37). Across Cleveland Clinic Hospital's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Florida earn the most, taking home $27.50 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $26.87 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $16.16 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $28.15 per hour. Cleveland Clinic Hospital provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — these employees rake in about $25.10 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Intensive Care Unit; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $28.00 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Data Entry, Acute Care, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
At Cleveland Clinic Hospital, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only an eighth of survey participants report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Cleveland Clinic Hospital provides health insurance to most survey participants, and most workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and gym membership.