When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $31.89 per hour) can be spotted in Cincinnati, Ohio; Phoenix, Ariz. ($31.47), Erie, Pa. ($22.70), and Columbus, Ohio (about $20.91) are the next top-paying cities. Oklahoma City, Okla. is near the bottom for pay at $10.02. By state, Select Specialty Hospitals pays its Arizona employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $31.16 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Registered Nurse Supervisors, who bring in close to $32.74 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at $27.70 along with Registered Respiratory Therapists (about $24.85) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (around $24.19). Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $12.00.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $19.00 per hour on average. Average pay is approximately $24.11 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $28.06 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $27.94 per hour. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Select Specialty Hospitals come out on top, and their salaries approach $29.50 per hour.
Employees who count Medicine / Surgery among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $27.32 per hour. Acute Care is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; the larger part of Select Specialty Hospitals' people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Long Term Care, Telemetry, and Intensive Care Unit.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 28 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A strong majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.