Bringing in the most money are Operating Room Registered Nurses — their earnings average $32.00 per hour. Emergency Room Registered Nurses are a close second at $27.00 along with Registered Nurses (around $22.74) and Unit Secretaries ($17.00). Earning only about $13.06 on average, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $29.00 per hour) can be spotted in St. Louis, Mo.; Duluth, Minn. ($23.20), Kansas City, Mo. (about $21.82), and Boise, Idaho ($20.00) are the next top-paying cities. Bethlehem, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $14.00. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Texas, where they average to $28.85 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at St. Luke's Hospital for between five and 10 years earn approximately $15.77 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of St. Luke's Hospital folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $15.44 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $32.00 per hour. St. Luke's Hospital compensates Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT)-holders the most at $37.00 per hour.
Employees who count Medicine / Surgery among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $26.53 per hour. Acute Care is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one-eighth of St. Luke's Hospital's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Electronic Medical Records, Emergency Room, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, St. Luke's Hospital has room for improvement — only one in four respondents are paid for vacation and sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most employees, and a solid majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.