Earning around $37.98 per hour on average, Emergency Room Registered Nurses receive the most money, followed by Registered Nurses ($35.67), Licensed Vocational Nurses ($21.48), and Pharmacy Technicians ($21.00). Earning only approximately $13.59 on average, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $38.50 per hour) can be spotted in Chula Vista, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of San Diego, Calif. ($28.47), Coronado, Calif. ($18.49), and La Mesa, Calif. (around $17.00) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $26.93 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $28.64 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $37.69 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Sharp Healthcare pays those with a Doctorate (PhD) the most — about $45.00.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Medicine / Surgery; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $34.37 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Sharp Healthcare is Acute Care, with a little less than one-fifth considering it a key competency. Scheduling, Elder Care, and Customer Service are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 28 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of employees report having dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.