The highest paychecks go to Emergency Room Registered Nurses, who earn an average $37.98 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Nurses (about $35.67), Licensed Vocational Nurses ($21.48), and Pharmacy Technicians (around $21.00). Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only $13.59 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $38.50 per hour) can be spotted in Chula Vista, Calif.; the company's headquarter city of San Diego, Calif. (around $28.47), Coronado, Calif. ($18.49), and La Mesa, Calif. ($17.00) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $26.93 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Sharp Healthcare people (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $28.64 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $37.69 per hour. Sharp Healthcare compensates Doctorate (PhD)-holders the most at about $45.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Medicine / Surgery; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $34.37 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Sharp Healthcare is Acute Care; just under a fifth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Scheduling, Elder Care, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 28 percent. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most employees report having health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.