Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $19.62 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Swedish Medical Center employees (39 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $24.52 per hour on average.
Operating Room Registered Nurses are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $38.30 per hour; Physical Therapists, Registered Nurses, and Emergency Room Registered Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $33.55, around $32.17, and $29.71, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Swedish Medical Center are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches about $17.37.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $27.14 per hour) can be spotted in Issaquah, Wash.; Englewood, Colo. (around $26.30), Denver, Colo. ($24.97), and Seattle, Wash. ($24.93) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($18.05) in Aurora, Colo., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Swedish Medical Center's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Colorado earn the most, taking home approximately $24.84 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $30.58 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Swedish Medical Center pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) the most — $29.59.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Acute Care; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $32.06 per hour. A common skill in Swedish Medical Center's work force is Customer Service; one-sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Intensive Care Unit, Scheduling, and Medicine / Surgery.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (one in three employees) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).