Operating Room Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $39.50 per hour — though Registered Nurses, Certified Surgical Technologists, and Purchasing Coordinators also do fairly well at $32.88, $23.49, and about $19.49, respectively. Near the bottom at Surgical Care Affiliates are Medical Staff Coordinators, pulling in an average of just $18.00.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $36.36 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Danbury, Conn. ($34.30), Rockville, Md. (around $21.00), and Sacramento, Calif. (about $20.00) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Carmel, Ind. at $16.00. Across Surgical Care Affiliates' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Connecticut earn the most, taking home approximately $34.30 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $21.99 per hour. The largest fraction of Surgical Care Affiliates people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $20.26 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $34.00 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Surgical Care Affiliates awards around $34.85 to these degree-holders.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operating Room / OR; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $34.00 per hour. Acute Care is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about a sixth of Surgical Care Affiliates' people use it regularly. Other top skills include Data Entry, Medicine / Surgery, and Vendor Relations.
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
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit.