Bringing in the most money are RN Charge Nurses — their earnings average $28.00 per hour. Licensed Practical Nurses are a close second at around $18.35 along with Oral Surgery Technicians ($16.48) and Health Information Technicians ($12.38). Medical Records Clerks make an average approximately $11.88, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Residents of Sarasota, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $22.72 per hour; other top-paying cities include Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (around $17.72) and Milwaukee, Wisc. ($13.38). By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at approximately $24.38 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $16.87 per hour on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $18.64 per hour. The largest slice of the Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc. workforce (34 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $16.52 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $30.50 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc. compensates Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)-holders the most at around $26.50 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Rehabilitation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $27.51 per hour. Acute Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Psychiatric, Geriatrics, and Electronic Medical Records.
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
The vast majority of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of respondents, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too.