Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $40.02 per hour on average; Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $39.06, followed by Medical Technologists earning $29.31 and Licensed Vocational Nurses making about $22.00. Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $13.96.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $22.55 per hour on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $20.25 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $28.58 per hour on average.
Residents of the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $27.15 per hour; other top-paying cities include Katy, Texas (around $20.20) and The Woodlands, Texas ($17.43). By state, Colorado offers the highest pay at $36.25 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, who make approximately $40.50 per hour. Those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Texas Children's Hospital come out on top, and their salaries approach $49.22 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Pediatrics; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $33.59 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Texas Children's Hospital workers, with one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Scheduling, Acute Care, and Electronic Medical Records.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Texas Children's Hospital's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 18 percent. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. For nearly all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement and life insurance.