The highest paychecks go to Emergency Room Registered Nurses, who earn an average around $67.41 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Nurses (approximately $56.00), Clinical Laboratory Scientists ($46.58), and Patient Care Coordinators ($35.50). Earning only $23.00 on average, Medical Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $50.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; San Jose, Calif. (around $45.85), Stanford, Calif. (approximately $39.49), and Palo Alto, Calif. ($34.88) are the next top-paying cities. Oakland, Calif. is near the bottom for pay at $19.50.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $33.43 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Stanford Hospital and Clinics employees (34 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $28.06 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, who make about $50.87 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Stanford Hospital and Clinics — these employees make the most at $46.58 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Patient Education; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $33.00 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about one in six of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Stanford Hospital and Clinics; the company rewards only 38 percent with paid vacation time and only one in four respondents with sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Stanford Hospital and Clinics provides health insurance to a large number of survey participants, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Stanford Hospital and Clinics also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.