When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $40.29 per hour) can be spotted in Cincinnati, Ohio; Wabasha, Minn. (approximately $34.50), Edgewood, Ky. ($26.74), and Youngstown, Ohio ($24.62) are the next top-paying cities. At $17.00, Florence, Ky. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Minnesota, where the average St. Elizabeth's Medical Center employee makes around $33.97 per hour.
Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $33.72 per hour on average; Medical Technologists are next on the list, bringing in close to $22.52, followed by Certified Nurse Assistants earning about $13.00 and Medical Assistants making $11.61.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $14.49 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $25.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $38.50 per hour. It pays to have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center — these employees make the most at about $41.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Emergency Room; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $35.00 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Acute Care; one-seventh consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Customer Service, Electronic Medical Records, and Triage.
At St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent have paid vacation, and only about a fifth of workers can take paid time off for illness. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, a majority of employees have health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.