When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $29.00 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Tyler, Texas (about $27.50), San Antonio, Texas ($21.50), and Lufkin, Texas (approximately $21.25) are the next top-paying cities. Sherman, Texas is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $14.48.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Registered Nurses, Private Duty Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses; while the first receives the highest median pay at $29.73 per hour, the other salaries come in at $24.23, around $20.00, and $16.50, respectively.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $26.92 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $19.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $31.00 per hour for Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Angels Of Care, employees who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) receive the highest pay at around $25.00.
When it comes to skills, Medicine / Surgery seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $25.00 per hour. A common skill in Angels Of Care's work force is Pediatrics; slightly more than half of survey participants report using it on the job. Home Health/Home Care, Acute Care, and Wound Care were also reported by many survey participants.
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 larger part of employees participate in a 401(k) program. A majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and slightly more than half of workers get dental coverage.