Radiation Therapists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $38.00 per hour; Operating Room Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $34.50, about $27.38, and around $18.48, respectively. Phlebotomists are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $10.48.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $20.48 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $19.48 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Radiologic Technologists earn approximately $38.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Susquehanna Health Systems, employees who hold an Associate of Science (AS) receive the highest pay at $19.13.
In this position, it pays to have Operating Room / OR in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $34.50 per hour. Geriatrics also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other top skills include Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Intensive Care Unit.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Susquehanna Health Systems has room for improvement — only a fifth of survey participants are paid for vacation and sick time. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. At Susquehanna Health Systems, a strong majority of respondents have health insurance, and a fair number of respondents have dental coverage.