When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($37.51 per hour) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. (about $28.61), Anchorage, Alaska (approximately $23.95), and Everett, Wash. ($21.00) are the next top-paying cities. Spokane, Wash. is near the bottom for pay at around $17.25. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $38.66 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Operating Room Registered Nurses, Emergency Room Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists; while the first receives the highest median pay at $34.07 per hour, the other salaries come in at $33.13, about $30.56, and approximately $23.00, respectively. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only around $15.29 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $19.72 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $20.76 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn $33.77 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Providence Hospital awards $52.00 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Medicine / Surgery; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $29.84 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Acute Care; roughly one in eight consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Customer Service, Electronic Medical Records, and Phlebotomy.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Providence Hospital's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about a fifth of respondents — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A large number of respondents report having health insurance, and a fair number of employees report having dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and 401(a).