Residents of Mesa, Ariz. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $27.50 per hour; other top-paying cities include Phoenix, Ariz. ($20.31) and Gilbert, Ariz. ($11.22).
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Maricopa County for between five and 10 years earn approximately $14.62 per hour on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $16.93 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $27.20 per hour on average.
Probation Officers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $20.72 per hour — though Security Officers also do fairly well at about $14.36 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach $38.08 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc); Maricopa County awards approximately $19.28 to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Windows Operating System General Use among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $29.31 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Maricopa County is Case Management, with nearly one in five considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Filing Court Documents, and Counseling are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Maricopa County gives paid vacation to 31 percent and paid sick leave to 19 percent. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a defined benefit retirement plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most survey participants, and a large number of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a casual working environment.