Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $20.22 per hour. The largest fraction of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center people (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $22.57 per hour on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Health Information Management Directors, Operating Room Registered Nurses, and Medical Laboratory Technicians; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $32.54 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $30.00 and $21.75, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $25.00 per hour) can be spotted in Fort Thomas, Ky.; Utica, N.Y. ($24.81), Edgewood, Ky. ($24.51), and Cincinnati, Ohio (around $24.44) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Wabasha, Minn. — at about $18.35, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $24.81 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Health Information Administrators, who make $32.54 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Nursing; St. Elizabeth's Medical Center awards approximately $25.00 to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Critical Care; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $39.17 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill in the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center workforce; nearly one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here are Operating Room / OR, Emergency/Trauma, and Medical Coding.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in ten respondents enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a company pension plan. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Other privileges include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.