Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $27.98 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Swedish Medical Center employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $23.44 per hour on average.
Emergency Room Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $33.74 per hour — though Registered Nurses, Certified Medical Assistants, and Customer Service Representatives also do fairly well at about $33.08, approximately $19.95, and around $19.87, respectively. On the lower end are Medical Assistants at about $18.18 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($33.76 per hour) can be spotted in Edmonds, Wash.; Bellevue, Wash. (approximately $32.50), Denver, Colo. ($25.66), and Seattle, Wash. ($25.62) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Issaquah, Wash. at around $19.50. The highest pay by state can be found in Washington, where pay average out at $25.48 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($35.07 per hour) than those without credentials. Swedish Medical Center workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning around $38.65 on average.
When it comes to skills, Intensive Care Unit seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $33.84 per hour. A garden variety skill at Swedish Medical Center is Customer Service; nearly one in four of Swedish Medical Center's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Electronic Medical Records, Scheduling, and Acute Care.
Swedish Medical Center's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of respondents have paid vacation, and only about a sixth of survey respondents can take paid time off for illness. A solid majority of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all workers, and most respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Swedish Medical Center folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and 401(a).