Operating Room Registered Nurses earn the highest median pay at $46.00 per hour, followed by Certified Medical Assistants (around $21.90), Medical Assistants (about $20.46), and Patient Services Representatives ($18.87).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($37.31 per hour) can be spotted in Fremont, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $36.72), Mountain View, Calif. ($35.49), and Palo Alto, Calif. (about $29.21) are the next top-paying cities. Burlingame, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $22.65.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $33.44 per hour on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $20.42 per hour. The largest slice of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $28.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $66.71 per hour for Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Palo Alto Medical Foundation — these employees make the most at approximately $20.25 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $63.00 per hour. A garden variety skill at Palo Alto Medical Foundation is Electronic Medical Records; roughly one in three of Palo Alto Medical Foundation's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Scheduling, Customer Service, and Insurance.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Palo Alto Medical Foundation's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Palo Alto Medical Foundation gives paid vacation to 44 percent and paid sick leave to one in four survey participants. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A fair number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents report having dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.