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Average Hourly Rate for Palo Alto Medical Foundation Employees

People employed by Palo Alto Medical Foundation tend to make around $31.86 per hour and $30.75 for overtime hours. For the most part, employee paychecks at Palo Alto Medical Foundation fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your city and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Palo Alto Medical Foundation typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Patient Services Representative (4)
$12.97 - $23.06  
[-]Patient Services Representative (4)
Hourly Rate$12.97 - $23.06  
[+]Medical Assistant (3)
$13.12 - $25.13  
[+]Medical Assistant (3)
Hourly Rate$13.12 - $25.13  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room (2)
$31.40 - $63.65  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room (2)
Hourly Rate$31.40 - $63.65  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (2)
$26.63 - $46.78  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (2)
Hourly Rate$26.63 - $46.78  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Operating Room Registered Nurses, Coding Supervisors, Registered Nurses, and Medical Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $49.25, the other salaries come in at $39.00, $35.50, and $20.46, respectively. Patient Services Representatives are among the lowest paid at around $18.48.


Median pay is highest in Palo Alto (approximately $46.91 per hour), followed by San Jose ($35.00), Mountain View (about $33.43), and Sunnyvale (around $28.31). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Fremont — at approximately $21.50, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.

Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average pay at that point reach $24.85. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns $25.00 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists earn about $63.50, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists with credentials; these people typically earn $62.58 per hour. Palo Alto Medical Foundation workers who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) are also well compensated, earning approximately $55.34 on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Operating Room / OR; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $63.79. A relatively widespread skill at Palo Alto Medical Foundation is Electronic Medical Records ; slightly less than a third of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Scheduling, Customer Service, and Family Practice.


With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Palo Alto Medical Foundation's employees.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Palo Alto Medical Foundation gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of workers and sick leave to one-half of workers. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Most workers can count on health insurance, and a fair portion of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Palo Alto Medical Foundation also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

83 %
17 %
Hourly Rate
$18 - $40
Hourly Rate
Data Not Available
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

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