When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($30.25 per hour) can be spotted in Destin, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla. ($24.97), Eau Claire, Wisc. (about $22.33), and Allentown, Pa. (around $16.40) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Yankton, S.D. — at approximately $12.50, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Sacred Heart Hospital employees make the most in Florida, earning $25.97 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $19.62 per hour on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $26.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $27.54 per hour on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Emergency Room Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Certified Surgical Technologists; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $28.66 per hour, the other salaries come in at approximately $27.03 and about $18.75, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $29.01 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Sacred Heart Hospital provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing — these employees rake in around $27.53 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Labor & Delivery, Birthing; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $29.04 per hour. Phlebotomy also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one-seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Some other standard skills here are Acute Care, Insurance, and Emergency Room.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a company pension plan. A fair number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and short-term disability.