Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $28.32 per hour on average; Staff Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to about $25.55, followed by Medical Assistants earning $14.25 and Certified Nurse Assistants making around $13.44. Among the lower-paid positions at St. Luke's Hospital are Patient Care Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $12.27.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($25.45 per hour) can be spotted in Duluth, Minn.; Houston, Texas (approximately $24.96), Boise, Idaho (around $19.82), and St. Louis, Mo. ($17.85) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($13.98) in Bethlehem, Pa., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across St. Luke's Hospital's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Minnesota earn the most, taking home $22.91 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $19.48 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of St. Luke's Hospital folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $17.65 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($31.99 per hour) than those without credentials. Regarding pay and education, St. Luke's Hospital pays those with a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) the most — around $37.34.
Employees who count Intensive Care Unit among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $24.96 per hour. A common skill in St. Luke's Hospital's work force is Customer Service; about a sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Acute Care, Phlebotomy, and Telemetry.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in four workers. With an eye toward the future, St. Luke's Hospital offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and a fair number of employees report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at St. Luke's Hospital are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).