When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($37.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Danbury, Conn. ($34.30), Phoenix, Ariz. (around $22.25), and Rockville, Md. (approximately $21.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $11.40) is Birmingham, Ala. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Connecticut, where the average salary is $34.30 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Operating Room Registered Nurses, who bring in close to $40.80 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at $30.00 along with Certified Surgical Technologists ($23.49) and Medical Coders (approximately $18.25). Medical Staff Coordinators at Surgical Care Affiliates do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $18.00 on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Surgical Care Affiliates for between five and 10 years earn around $21.99 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Surgical Care Affiliates workforce (44 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $20.26 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach $32.61 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Regarding pay and education, Surgical Care Affiliates pays those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing the most — $33.50.
When it comes to skills, Medicine / Surgery seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $29.08 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Data Entry; about one in six deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Operating Room / OR, General Surgery, and Billing.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Surgical Care Affiliates' employees who responded to the survey.
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 respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement.