The highest average salaries go to Physician Assistants, who bring in close to $47.00 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at approximately $26.47 along with Emergency Room Registered Nurses (around $25.17) and Staff Nurses (about $24.23). On the lower end are Certified Medical Assistants at $12.56 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.30 per hour) can be spotted in Akron, Ohio; Mansfield, Ohio (approximately $23.40), Marion, Ohio ($23.15), and Columbus, Ohio (about $19.20) are the next top-paying cities. Westerville, Ohio ranks low on the pay scale — at $10.75, it is one of the lowest-paid cities.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $20.00 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $20.09 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $26.48 per hour for Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. OhioHealth provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — these employees rake in around $42.78 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Acute Care in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $24.30 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, around one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records, and Microsoft Office.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
22 percent have paid vacation, and only about five percent of employees can take paid time off for illness. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A fair number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. OhioHealth also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and flexible hours.