The highest average salaries go to Operating Room Registered Nurses, who bring in close to approximately $41.57 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at around $33.83 along with Emergency Room Registered Nurses ($31.86) and Patient Care Coordinators ($18.96). Certified Medical Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $16.73.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $19.92 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $24.11 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.14 per hour) can be spotted in Issaquah, Wash.; Seattle, Wash. (about $24.84), Englewood, Colo. (approximately $24.70), and Denver, Colo. ($24.31) are the next top-paying cities. Aurora, Colo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $18.05. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Washington, where the average Swedish Medical Center employee makes around $24.63 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $31.93 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN); Swedish Medical Center awards $44.52 to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Acute Care among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $33.32 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Swedish Medical Center is Customer Service; about one in five of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records, and Insurance.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Swedish Medical Center's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Swedish Medical Center has room for improvement — only a quarter of respondents are paid for vacation and sick time. Swedish Medical Center helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. Swedish Medical Center also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and 401(a).