When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($26.10 per hour) can be spotted in Muncie, Ind.; Martinsville, Ind. ($25.34), Bloomington, Ind. (around $23.60), and Indianapolis, Ind. (about $22.68) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Goshen, Ind.; in fact, at approximately $12.89 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Indiana University (IU) Health employees make the most in Ohio, earning $26.13 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $22.31 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $21.91 per hour on average.
Emergency Room Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $26.13 per hour — though RN Charge Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Operating Room Registered Nurses also do fairly well at about $25.76, around $25.10, and $24.92, respectively. Financial compensation for Licensed Practical Nurses is rather low — on average only around $17.99 — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $27.53 per hour. It pays to have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Indiana University (IU) Health — these employees make the most at $33.44 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Emergency Room; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $26.09 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Indiana University (IU) Health workers, with one-tenth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Medicine / Surgery, Pediatrics, and Acute 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
One in eight respondents have paid vacation, and only about five percent of respondents can take paid time off for illness. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Indiana University (IU) Health sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.