The highest average salaries go to Operating Room Registered Nurses, who bring in close to around $32.00 per hour, though Emergency Room Registered Nurses are not far behind at about $27.00 along with Registered Nurses (approximately $22.74) and Administrative Assistants ($15.27). On the lower end are Medical Receptionists at $13.33 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($29.00 per hour) can be spotted in St. Louis, Mo.; Duluth, Minn. ($23.20), Kansas City, Mo. ($21.40), and Boise, Idaho (approximately $20.00) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (about $14.00) in Bethlehem, Pa., one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where pay average out at around $28.85 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $16.05 per hour on average. The largest fraction of St. Luke's Hospital people (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $15.15 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists, who make around $32.00 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) at St. Luke's Hospital — these employees make the most at $37.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Medicine / Surgery in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $26.53 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at St. Luke's Hospital is Acute Care; about an eighth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Electronic Medical Records, Customer Service, and Emergency Room.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of survey participants — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At St. Luke's Hospital, a strong majority of employees have health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage. St. Luke's Hospital folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.