When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $52.37 per hour) can be spotted in Sacramento, Calif.; Redding, Calif. ($28.85), San Diego, Calif. (around $27.50), and Richmond, Va. (approximately $27.23) are the next top-paying cities. Springfield, Mass. ranks low on the pay scale — at $16.36, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to $30.67 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Physical Therapists — their earnings average $36.43 per hour. Registered Nurses are a close second at $31.67 along with Licensed Practical Nurses ($20.77) and Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses (around $20.00). Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only approximately $12.96 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $20.00 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Vibra Healthcare employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $19.65 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $30.83 per hour. Vibra Healthcare provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — these employees rake in $32.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Intensive Care Unit; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $30.94 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Acute Care; close to one-third consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Geriatrics, Electronic Medical Records, and Customer Service.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Vibra Healthcare's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Most respondents receive health insurance, and a fair number of respondents get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and a casual working environment.