The highest average salaries go to RN Charge Nurses, who bring in close to $34.87 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at $31.00 along with Registered Nurse Supervisors ($30.00) and LPN Charge Nurses (approximately $21.86). Dietary Aides are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $8.00.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $32.89 per hour) can be spotted in Macon, Ga.; Las Vegas, Nev. ($31.00), Atlanta, Ga. ($18.50), and Athens, Ga. ($17.06) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Augusta, Ga. — at approximately $8.31, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at around $37.99 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $12.60 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $17.10 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, who make $36.70 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Uhs-Pruitt Corporation awards about $33.27 to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Psychiatric among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $29.89 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Long Term Care; roughly two in five deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Geriatrics, Elder Care, and Acute Care.
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 ten workers) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Uhs-Pruitt Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of employees use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of employees and dental coverage for the larger part of employees. Uhs-Pruitt Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, 401(a), and tuition reimbursement.