When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $37.00 per hour) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. ($36.72), Palo Alto, Calif. ($29.21), and Burlingame, Calif. (about $22.65) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Santa Cruz, Calif.; in fact, at $19.36 it is one of the worst-paid cities.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $33.45 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Palo Alto Medical Foundation folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $20.31 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Certified Medical Assistants, who bring in close to around $21.90 per hour, though Medical Assistants are not far behind at about $20.10 along with Patient Services Representatives earning $19.58.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $66.71 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in approximately $20.25 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $63.00 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Electronic Medical Records; close to one-fourth deem it necessary for work. Customer Service, Scheduling, and Insurance were also reported by many survey participants.
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
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Palo Alto Medical Foundation gives paid vacation days to 43 percent and sick leave to a fifth of employees. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Palo Alto Medical Foundation sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For a solid majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. Palo Alto Medical Foundation also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement and life insurance.