Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $31.75 per hour — though Social Workers and Medical Assistants also do fairly well at $23.51 and approximately $12.63, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $27.50 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $12.77 per hour.
Residents of Cleveland, Ohio pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $27.50 per hour; other top-paying cities include Wyoming, Mich. (approximately $17.16) and Grand Rapids, Mich. (about $12.91). The highest pay by state can be found in Ohio, where pay average out at $27.50 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Respiratory Therapists, who make around $27.50 per hour. MetroHealth compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $23.57 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Acute Care seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $25.00 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Family Practice; on the survey, just under one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Electronic Medical Records, Patient Education, and Scheduling.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of MetroHealth's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
MetroHealth workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a company pension plan. As for time away from work, MetroHealth does compensate the larger part of workers for vacation days, but only about 30 percent can take paid time off due to illness. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and a large number of respondents report having dental coverage. MetroHealth also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement and life insurance.