The highest paychecks go to Physician Assistants, who earn an average $54.74 per hour, closely trailed by Licensed Vocational Nurses (about $22.00), Registered Dental Assistants ($19.49), and Registered Dental Assistants (approximately $18.96). Patient Services Representatives are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $16.18.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $36.50 per hour) can be spotted in Orange, Calif.; Anaheim, Calif. (about $21.67), the company's headquarter city of Los Angeles, Calif. (around $21.09), and Santa Ana, Calif. (approximately $17.00) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $18.49 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $19.68 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $23.25 per hour for Licensed Vocational Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Altamed workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning around $24.30 on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Microsoft Excel; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $19.93 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; just over a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Scheduling, Microsoft Office, and Radiology round out the set of key employee skills.
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
As part of compensation, Altamed gives paid vacation to 23 percent and paid sick leave to 8 percent. Altamed helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and almost all survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Altamed also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement and life insurance.