Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $19.83 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $24.43 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Operating Room Registered Nurses, who earn an average around $38.30 per hour, closely trailed by Physical Therapists (about $33.55), Registered Nurses ($32.17), and Intensive Care Unit Nurses ($31.09). Swedish Medical Center hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Patient Services Coordinators (around $19.14 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.14 per hour) can be spotted in Issaquah, Wash.; Englewood, Colo. ($25.03), Seattle, Wash. (about $24.92), and Denver, Colo. (approximately $24.92) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $18.05) is Aurora, Colo. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Colorado pays Swedish Medical Center the most — $24.71 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach $31.06 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) make the most here, hauling in $31.18 per hour.
Employees who count Cardiology among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $34.59 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Acute Care; approximately one in five consider it a key competency. Customer Service, Intensive Care Unit, and Scheduling are also desirable skills.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 31 percent. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).