When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $163K per year) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Chicago, Ill. ($138K), Boise, Idaho (about $85K), and Deerfield, Ill. (around $59K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $46K) is Carmel, Ind. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Surgical Care Affiliates employee makes $163K annually.
Directors of Operations are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $130K per year; Operating Room Nurse Managers, Business Analysts, and Staff Accountants also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $93K, $67K, and $49K, respectively. Near the bottom at Surgical Care Affiliates are Financial Analysts, pulling in an average of just $45K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Surgical Care Affiliates for between five and 10 years earn approximately $98K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $51K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $89K annually for Basic Life Support Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance; Surgical Care Affiliates awards $130K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Team Leadership in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $125K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Financial Analysis; close to a third deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and General Ledger Accounting.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Most respondents can count on health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and 401(a).