Registered Nurses earn the highest median pay at about $23.15 per hour, followed by Licensed Practical Nurses (around $19.00), Financial Counselors ($17.00), and Office Coordinators (approximately $15.00). Patient Care Associates are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $13.00.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $15.26 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $15.80 per hour on average.
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 Pittsburgh, Pa. ($17.19) and Monroeville, Pa. (approximately $17.00).
Certifications and Degrees
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $28.00 per hour. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at West Penn Allegheny Health Systems come out on top, and their salaries approach $21.77 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Radiology in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $28.91 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; roughly a fourth consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Scheduling, Insurance, and Phlebotomy.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 37 percent. West Penn Allegheny Health Systems helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. West Penn Allegheny Health Systems folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.