Intensive Care Unit Nurses are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $40.98 per hour; Emergency Room Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Vocational Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $37.98, about $35.63, and around $21.88, respectively. On the lower end are Certified Nurse Assistants at approximately $13.59 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($35.00 per hour) can be spotted in Chula Vista, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of San Diego, Calif. ($29.00), Coronado, Calif. (about $18.49), and La Mesa, Calif. ($16.00) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $29.40 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Sharp Healthcare people (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $29.31 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $37.01 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The best paid folks at Sharp Healthcare have a Doctorate (PhD), earning approximately $45.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Medicine / Surgery among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $34.37 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Acute Care; slightly less than one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Elder Care, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a quarter of workers. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Sharp Healthcare, including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Perks cover health insurance for most respondents and dental coverage for most workers. Sharp Healthcare also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.