Bringing in the most money are Operating Room Registered Nurses — their earnings average about $60.56 per hour. Licensed Vocational Nurses are a close second at around $27.50 along with Certified Medical Assistants ($24.69) and Surgery Schedulers ($24.45). Patient Services Representatives make an average approximately $20.32, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $26.32 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $25.50 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($37.00 per hour) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Sunnyvale, Calif. (around $28.99), Palo Alto, Calif. ($28.48), and Fremont, Calif. (approximately $25.57) are the next top-paying cities. Santa Cruz, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $21.95.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $66.00 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Regarding pay and education, Palo Alto Medical Foundation pays those with an Associate of Science (AS) the most — around $52.66.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Medical Terminology among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $24.45 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Palo Alto Medical Foundation is Customer Service, with close to a third considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 23 percent. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of employees report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and private medical insurance (pmi).