Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $19.53 per hour. The largest fraction of Swedish Medical Center people (41 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $24.61 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are Operating Room Registered Nurses — their earnings average about $38.30 per hour. Physical Therapists are a close second at $34.88 along with Registered Nurses (approximately $32.85) and Emergency Room Registered Nurses ($31.85). Near the bottom at Swedish Medical Center are Certified Nurse Assistants, pulling in an average of just $17.37.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($26.03 per hour) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Englewood, Colo. (around $24.94), Denver, Colo. (about $24.65), and Issaquah, Wash. (approximately $22.81) are the next top-paying cities. Aurora, Colo. ranks low on the pay scale — at $18.05, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of around $24.50 per hour) in Colorado.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists, who make $33.35 per hour. Swedish Medical Center workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are also well compensated, earning approximately $31.18 on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Intensive Care Unit among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $34.13 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Swedish Medical Center is Acute Care; one-fifth of employees use it for work. Customer Service, Scheduling, and Medicine / Surgery are also desirable skills.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only a third of employees. Swedish Medical Center helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At Swedish Medical Center, almost all workers have health insurance, and nearly all employees have dental coverage. Swedish Medical Center employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).