Nearing the top of the pay scale are Registered Respiratory Therapists, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Transcriptionists; while the first receives the highest median pay at $29.42 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $29.12, $16.62, and $16.03, respectively. Patient Care Technicians make an average approximately $11.38, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $21.84 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Rochester General Hospital workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $14.50 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $30.88 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Rochester General Hospital — these employees make the most at around $30.20 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Medicine / Surgery; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $28.99 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Acute Care; one in six consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, and Telemetry.
Benefits and Perks
One in eight workers have paid vacation, and only about five percent of workers can take paid time off for illness. Rochester General Hospital workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. A strong majority of workers report having health insurance, and a fair number of employees report having dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance and tuition reimbursement.