RN Charge Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $33.73 per hour on average; Operating Room Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $30.00, followed by Sonographers earning $29.59 and Registered Nurses making $24.68. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only approximately $11.24 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $30.84 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (51 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $21.02 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($31.52 per hour) can be spotted in Green Bay, Wisc.; Bridgeport, Conn. (around $28.00), Anderson, Ind. (about $26.05), and Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $24.78) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Jacksonville, Fla. — at $20.72, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, St. Vincent's Hospital pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is around $35.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, who make $29.40 per hour. At St. Vincent's Hospital, employees who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) receive the highest pay at $35.49.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Emergency Room; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $26.00 per hour. Medicine / Surgery is a popular skill among St. Vincent's Hospital workers, with one in six of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Acute Care, Customer Service, and Emergency/Trauma.
At St. Vincent's Hospital, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of employees report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at St. Vincent's Hospital are life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.