Average Hourly Rate for Sutter Health Employees

Sutter Health laborers see wages hovering around $30.65 per hour. Adding overtime bumps the median up to $54.62. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, geography and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Sutter Health. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Registered Nurses earn the highest median pay at $57.43 per hour, followed by Emergency Room Registered Nurses ($56.85), Physical Therapists ($50.00), and Buyers (approximately $29.21). With salaries averaging about $17.49, Patient Services Representatives are among the lowest paid at Sutter Health.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $51.41 per hour) can be spotted in Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. ($35.61), Santa Rosa, Calif. (approximately $32.50), and Sacramento, Calif. ($27.53) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Modesto, Calif. — at about $19.16, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Sutter Health the most — $31.38 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $29.62 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sutter Health employees (37 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $25.59 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $58.38 per hour. Sutter Health provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) — these employees rake in $65.03 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Medicine / Surgery seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $57.93 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; one-seventh consider it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just one in five respondents. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Most survey participants can count on health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Sutter Health


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37 %
Hourly Rate
$17 - $48
Hourly Rate
$18 - $46
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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