The highest paychecks go to Intensive Care Unit Nurses, who earn an average approximately $40.98 per hour, closely trailed by Emergency Room Registered Nurses ($36.43), Registered Nurses ($35.79), and Licensed Vocational Nurses (about $21.48). Among the lower-paid positions at Sharp Healthcare are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches $13.59.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $35.00 per hour) can be spotted in Chula Vista, Calif.; La Mesa, Calif. (about $29.00), the company's headquarter city of San Diego, Calif. ($29.00), and Coronado, Calif. ($18.49) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $26.93 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Sharp Healthcare folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $25.20 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $39.75 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); Sharp Healthcare awards $52.50 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Intensive Care Unit; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $40.99 per hour. Acute Care is regularly seen around here; roughly one in six of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Key skills also include Medicine / Surgery, Scheduling, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
Only 29 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.