Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $24.88 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation workforce (35 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, approximately $26.66 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($35.00 per hour) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Sunnyvale, Calif. ($28.99), Palo Alto, Calif. ($26.40), and San Jose, Calif. (around $25.26) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Santa Cruz, Calif. — at $23.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Licensed Vocational Nurses, Administrative Coordinators, Certified Medical Assistants, and Surgery Schedulers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $26.19 per hour, the other salaries come in at $25.44, $25.12, and around $24.78, respectively. Medical Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $21.00.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make $75.00 per hour. The best paid folks at Palo Alto Medical Foundation have an Associate of Science (AS), earning $52.66 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Office Administration; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $25.44 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; about a third consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Palo Alto Medical Foundation can sometimes lack paid time off; 18 percent get paid vacation days, and 29 percent receive paid sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Palo Alto Medical Foundation sponsors various plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Most survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and 401(a).