Nearing the top of the pay scale are Emergency Room Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at $29.13 per hour, the other salaries come in at $28.23, about $18.00, and around $13.93, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $10.29.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $18.70 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of WellStar Health System employees (27 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $15.33 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($25.21 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Ga. ($24.22), Austell, Ga. (approximately $21.63), and Marietta, Ga. (around $17.43) are the next top-paying cities. Hiram, Ga. is near the bottom for pay at $12.77.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $29.76 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding pay and education, WellStar Health System pays those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) the most — $34.80.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Pediatrics among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $27.16 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at WellStar Health System is Customer Service, with approximately one-sixth considering it a key competency. Key skills also include Acute Care, Electronic Medical Records, and Emergency Room.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only a sixth of respondents at WellStar Health System enjoy paid vacation time, and just 23 percent can take sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. At WellStar Health System, a solid majority of survey participants have health insurance, and a fair number of employees have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement and life insurance.