Residents of Fort Myers, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $31.00 per hour; other top-paying cities include Panama City Beach, Fla. (about $16.00) and Panama City, Fla. ($10.73). Across Gulf Coast Medical Center's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Texas earn the most, taking home $16.65 per hour.
Emergency Room Registered Nurses are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $23.00 per hour; Licensed Practical Nurses and Unit Secretaries also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $15.48 and $10.28, respectively.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $21.42 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $13.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach $26.96 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Gulf Coast Medical Center — these employees make the most at around $31.00 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 approximately $24.71 per hour. Medical Records is regularly seen around here; approximately one-eighth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Family Practice, and Billing.
At Gulf Coast Medical Center, 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
With an eye toward the future, Gulf Coast Medical Center offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of respondents, and for the larger part of respondents, dental coverage is too.