Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $28.73 per hour — though Registered Respiratory Therapists, Assistant Office Managers, and Phlebotomists also do fairly well at $25.70, around $16.48, and about $13.41, respectively.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $15.72 per hour on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $13.53 per hour. The largest slice of the Metro Health Hospital workforce (34 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $15.87 per hour.
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Grand Rapids, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $17.24 per hour; other top-paying cities include Cleveland, Ohio (about $14.08) and Wyoming, Mich. ($13.36). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Michigan, where they average to $16.12 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $23.73 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. It pays to have an Associate of Science (AS), Respiratory Therapy at Metro Health Hospital — these employees make the most at $25.70 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Critical Care seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $30.00 per hour. A common skill in Metro Health Hospital's work force is Customer Service; slightly less than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Insurance, Electronic Medical Records, and Typing.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 37 percent. Metro Health Hospital workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. For a strong majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and private medical insurance (pmi).