Bringing in the most money are Registered Nurses — their earnings average $22.02 per hour. Licensed Practical Nurses are a close second at around $19.00 along with Financial Counselors (approximately $17.00) and Office Coordinators (about $15.00). Financial compensation for Patient Care Associates is rather low — on average only $13.00 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $15.72 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $15.39 per hour.
Residents of Natrona Heights, Pa. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $21.95 per hour; other top-paying cities include Monroeville, Pa. ($17.00) and Pittsburgh, Pa. ($17.00).
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, who make around $28.00 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; West Penn Allegheny Health Systems awards $22.67 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Cardiology; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $19.42 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; just under one in three of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Scheduling, Insurance, and Billing were also reported by many survey participants.
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
37 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan, a company pension plan, and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.