The highest paychecks go to Operating Room Registered Nurses, who earn an average approximately $39.50 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Nurses ($35.37), Licensed Vocational Nurses ($25.25), and Administrative Assistants (about $22.27). Earning only around $12.77 on average, Medical Records Coordinators make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($32.00 per hour) can be spotted in Phoenix, Ariz.; San Diego, Calif. (approximately $28.00), Austin, Texas ($21.00), and Rockville, Md. (about $21.00) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Birmingham, Ala. at $12.83. By state, Arizona offers the highest pay at $32.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $19.11 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Surgical Care Affiliates employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $18.45 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists, who make $34.43 per hour. Surgical Care Affiliates compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at around $35.45 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Operating Room / OR; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $32.43 per hour. Medical Records is regularly seen around here; close to one-seventh of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Scheduling, Medicine / Surgery, and Customer Service.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent have paid vacation, and only about one-seventh of employees can take paid time off for illness. A large number of employees take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Surgical Care Affiliates sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.