When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $37.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Danbury, Conn. ($28.92), Sacramento, Calif. (around $20.00), and Austin, Texas ($17.70) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in North Carolina, where pay average out at $29.08 per hour.
Earning about $35.34 per hour on average, Operating Room Registered Nurses receive the most money, followed by Registered Nurses (approximately $31.25), Certified Surgical Technologists ($23.49), and Medical Coders (about $18.25). Financial compensation for Medical Staff Coordinators is rather low — on average only $18.00 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $19.65 per hour. The largest fraction of Surgical Care Affiliates people (40 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn $19.95 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $32.61 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Surgical Care Affiliates provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing — these employees rake in $33.50 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $34.80 per hour. Operating Room / OR is a popular skill in the Surgical Care Affiliates workforce; one-fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Electronic Medical Records, Insurance, and Orthopedics.
At Surgical Care Affiliates, 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
Surgical Care Affiliates workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and most employees report having dental coverage. Surgical Care Affiliates folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement and life insurance.