Nurse Educators earn the highest median pay at $40.80 per hour, followed by Operating Room Registered Nurses (approximately $29.94), Registered Nurses (about $25.49), and Medical Assistants ($18.00). Financial compensation for Certified Surgical Technologists is rather low — on average only around $16.60 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($32.40 per hour) can be spotted in West Palm Beach, Fla.; Grand Junction, Colo. (around $29.30), Hobart, Ind. ($28.00), and Philadelphia, Pa. (about $25.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Langhorne, Pa. — at approximately $16.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to $37.59 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $19.01 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $17.47 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Trauma Nursing Course Certified certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $43.68 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $25.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Critical Care seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $45.00 per hour. Medicine / Surgery also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in seven of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Operating Room / OR, Acute Care, and Electronic Medical Records.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of St. Mary's Medical Center's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only half of survey participants receiving paid vacation and a third of employees receiving paid sick days. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for most workers and dental coverage for a majority of employees. Some other advantages of working at St. Mary's Medical Center are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and private medical insurance (pmi).