Operating Room Registered Nurses are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $46.00 per hour; Certified Medical Assistants, Medical Assistants, and Patient Services Representatives also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $21.90, $20.46, and about $18.87, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $36.72 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Mountain View, Calif. ($34.09), Palo Alto, Calif. ($29.21), and Fremont, Calif. (approximately $27.25) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $22.65) is Burlingame, Calif.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $29.19 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Palo Alto Medical Foundation folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $20.59 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, who make $66.71 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $20.25 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Procedures seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $22.50 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Palo Alto Medical Foundation is Electronic Medical Records, with close to a third considering it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Service, Scheduling, and Insurance.
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
44 percent have paid vacation, and only about 31 percent can take paid time off for illness. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of employees, and for a solid majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement and life insurance.