Earning $30.00 per hour on average, Operating Room Registered Nurses receive the most money, followed by RN Charge Nurses (around $28.00), Registered Nurses ($24.71), and Medical Assistants (about $13.60). Certified Nurse Assistants make an average $11.24, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $35.00 per hour) can be spotted in Westchester, N.Y.; Bridgeport, Conn. (about $28.00), Jacksonville, Fla. ($27.51), and Anderson, Ind. ($26.05) are the next top-paying cities. At around $17.90, Birmingham, Ala. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of New York; pay there average to approximately $35.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $28.00 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of St. Vincent's Hospital employees (51 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $21.56 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $28.00 per hour. St. Vincent's Hospital workers who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) are also well compensated, earning approximately $34.10 on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Medicine / Surgery among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $24.83 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Acute Care; on the survey, about one in five of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other top skills include Telemetry, Customer Service, and Emergency/Trauma.
Benefits and Perks
Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.