Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $30.49 per hour; Emergency Room Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to $26.31, while Registered Nurses and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants rank near the top as well ($25.50 and around $19.39, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at West Penn Allegheny Health Systems are Housekeepers — the median salary for this role approaches $11.23.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $19.64 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of West Penn Allegheny Health Systems employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $16.44 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($19.65 per hour) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Monroeville, Pa. (about $14.50), Wexford, Pa. (around $14.14), and Natrona Heights, Pa. ($11.43) are the next top-paying cities.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $31.43 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at West Penn Allegheny Health Systems — these employees make the most at around $34.88 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Pediatrics; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $18.27 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a little less than a fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Electronic Medical Records, Billing, and Data Entry are also desirable skills.
West Penn Allegheny Health Systems' employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent receive paid vacation, and only one-seventh of workers get sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Most workers report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement and life insurance.