The highest paychecks go to Registered Nurses, who earn an average $27.60 per hour, closely trailed by Respiratory Therapists (about $25.00), Registered Respiratory Therapists (approximately $24.85), and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants ($24.19). On the lower end are Nursing Assistants at around $11.00 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($31.47 per hour) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; Cincinnati, Ohio (approximately $25.76), Akron, Ohio (about $23.00), and Indianapolis, Ind. ($22.06) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Oklahoma City, Okla. — at $16.75, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Select Specialty Hospitals pays its Pennsylvania employees the most; the pay rate there is $27.48 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $18.00 per hour on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $23.93 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Select Specialty Hospitals employees (26 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $25.71 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $27.76 per hour. At Select Specialty Hospitals, employees who hold an Associate Degree (AD), Nursing receive the highest pay at about $29.00.
Employees who count Medicine / Surgery among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $27.32 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Select Specialty Hospitals is Acute Care, with the greater part considering it a key competency. Long Term Care, Telemetry, and Intensive Care Unit round out the set of key employee skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Select Specialty Hospitals' employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 31 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Select Specialty Hospitals offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For a strong majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and private medical insurance (pmi).