Emergency Room Registered Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $29.86 per hour; Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to $27.33, while Emergency Room Technicians and Medical Assistants rank near the top as well (approximately $13.48 and $13.23, respectively). St. Luke's Hospital hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Patient Care Assistants (around $11.97 on average).
Years of Experience
Average pay is $16.50 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $16.34 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.36 per hour) can be spotted in Kansas City, Mo.; Duluth, Minn. (around $22.00), Cedar Rapids, Iowa ($21.73), and St. Louis, Mo. (about $19.65) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Bethlehem, Pa. at approximately $13.27. Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $23.97 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks (approximately $31.99 per hour) than those without credentials. Regarding pay and education, St. Luke's Hospital pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) the most — $33.70.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Telemetry among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $25.80 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among St. Luke's Hospital workers, with one in six of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Acute Care, Phlebotomy, and Medicine / Surgery.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in four workers receiving paid vacation and slightly less than one-fifth of workers receiving sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; St. Luke's Hospital sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a solid majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and gym membership.