Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $19.67 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $24.43 per hour.
Operating Room Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $38.30 per hour on average; Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $32.17, followed by Emergency Room Registered Nurses earning about $31.20 and Certified Medical Assistants making $19.98. With salaries averaging about $17.37, Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at Swedish Medical Center.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.14 per hour) can be spotted in Issaquah, Wash.; Englewood, Colo. (approximately $25.03), Seattle, Wash. ($24.92), and Denver, Colo. (around $24.55) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Aurora, Colo.; in fact, at $18.05 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Swedish Medical Center employees make the most in Colorado, earning around $24.50 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach about $31.39 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) make the most here, hauling in $31.18 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Acute Care; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $32.46 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, around a sixth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Intensive Care Unit, Electronic Medical Records, and Scheduling.
At Swedish Medical Center, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 31 percent. With an eye toward the future, Swedish Medical Center offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Almost all survey participants report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).