When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $31.89 per hour) can be spotted in Cincinnati, Ohio; Phoenix, Ariz. (approximately $31.47), Erie, Pa. (about $22.70), and Columbus, Ohio ($20.91) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Oklahoma City, Okla. — at $10.02, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in Arizona, where pay average out at $31.16 per hour.
Registered Nurse Supervisors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $32.74 per hour on average; Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to around $27.70, followed by Respiratory Therapists earning about $25.00 and Registered Respiratory Therapists making $24.85. Near the bottom at Select Specialty Hospitals are Certified Nurse Assistants, pulling in an average of just $12.21.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $18.49 per hour. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $23.93 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $26.93 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, who make around $27.94 per hour. At Select Specialty Hospitals, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) receive the highest pay at $29.50.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Medicine / Surgery; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $27.32 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Acute Care; the larger part deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Telemetry, Long Term Care, and Intensive Care Unit.
Select Specialty Hospitals' employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (29 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Select Specialty Hospitals provides health insurance to a fair number of survey participants, and a solid majority of employees do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and private medical insurance (pmi).