Emergency Room Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $24.16 per hour on average; Operating Room Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $23.25, followed by Medical Technologists earning around $23.14 and Registered Nurses making $23.14. Medical Assistants at Indiana University (IU) Health do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $12.60 on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $25.43 per hour) can be spotted in Muncie, Ind.; Lafayette, Ind. ($22.52), Goshen, Ind. (around $20.12), and Indianapolis, Ind. ($19.65) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Laporte, Ind.; in fact, at $14.80 it is one of the worst-paid cities.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $17.68 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $19.30 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists earn around $24.98 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Indiana University (IU) Health compensates Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing-holders the most at $35.52 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Operating Room / OR; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $25.61 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Indiana University (IU) Health workers, with one in six of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Acute Care, Electronic Medical Records, and Data Entry.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in seven employees receiving paid vacation and 8 percent receiving paid sick days. 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 most survey participants and dental coverage for a solid majority of employees. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.