Operating Room Registered Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $39.50 per hour; Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to $35.37, while Licensed Vocational Nurses and Surgery Schedulers rank near the top as well ($25.25 and $21.62, respectively). Financial compensation for Medical Records Coordinators is rather low — on average only approximately $12.77 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $28.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; Dallas, Texas ($26.40), Rockville, Md. ($21.00), and Austin, Texas ($21.00) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Birmingham, Ala. at approximately $12.83. By state, Surgical Care Affiliates pays its Arizona employees the most; the pay rate there is around $32.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $19.37 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Surgical Care Affiliates employees (29 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $18.45 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $34.43 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Surgical Care Affiliates — these employees make the most at about $35.45 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Operating Room / OR; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $31.00 per hour. A common skill in Surgical Care Affiliates' work force is Medical Records; one-seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Service, Electronic Medical Records, and Medicine / Surgery.
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
One in three respondents have paid vacation, and only about one in seven respondents can take paid time off for illness. A strong majority of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. At Surgical Care Affiliates, most workers have health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and free drinks.