When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $45.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev. ($30.87), Chandler, Ariz. ($29.31), and Santa Maria, Calif. (about $29.00) are the next top-paying cities. At $17.79, Bakersfield, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to approximately $33.25 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Respiratory Care Practitioners, who bring in close to $39.80 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at $39.16 along with Emergency Room Registered Nurses ($37.03) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses (approximately $32.00). With salaries averaging about $16.23, Medical Assistants are among the lowest paid at Dignity Health.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $30.97 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Dignity Health folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $25.76 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Participants receive bigger paychecks (about $51.85 per hour) than those without credentials. Dignity Health provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — these employees rake in $56.74 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Emergency Room; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $38.11 per hour. Acute Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around a seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Customer Service, Scheduling, and Intensive Care Unit.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 29 percent. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement and life insurance.