When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($49.14 per hour) can be spotted in Worcester, Mass.; Green Bay, Wisc. ($31.29), Little Rock, Ark. ($28.89), and Anderson, Ind. (approximately $24.88) are the next top-paying cities. Jacksonville, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at about $13.99. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Wisconsin; pay there average to around $30.90 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Sonographers, Emergency Room Registered Nurses, Operating Room Registered Nurses, and Ultrasound Technologists; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $31.51 per hour, the other salaries come in at about $28.50, $26.81, and $26.53, respectively. On the lower end are Unit Clerks at around $13.00 on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $29.15 per hour. Overall, the greater share of St. Vincent's Hospital folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $17.07 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $31.00 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing; St. Vincent's Hospital awards approximately $30.69 to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Obstetrics/Gynecology in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $26.99 per hour. Operating Room / OR is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about one in seven of St. Vincent's Hospital's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Acute Care, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Emergency Room.
St. Vincent's Hospital's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, St. Vincent's Hospital gives paid vacation to 37 percent and paid sick leave to 30 percent. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan, a 403(b) plan, and a defined benefit retirement plan. A fair number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a defined benefit retirement plan.