When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $32.70 per hour) can be spotted in Luray, Va.; Las Vegas, Nev. (approximately $32.50), Winchester, Va. ($24.80), and Front Royal, Va. (around $14.66) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $34.30 per hour on average.
Earning $28.72 per hour on average, Registered Nurses receive the most money, followed by Phlebotomists (approximately $12.83) and Certified Nurse Assistants (around $12.75).
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $29.45 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $22.50 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($35.50 per hour) than those without credentials. The best paid folks at Valley Health have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), earning $32.31 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Emergency Room; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $37.50 per hour. A common skill in Valley Health's work force is Acute Care; about a seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Geriatrics, Telemetry, and Critical Care.
Benefits and Perks
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of workers, and a majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and life insurance.