Bringing in the most money are Respiratory Services Directors — their earnings average $37.00 per hour. Nursing Managers are a close second at about $31.73 along with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses (approximately $29.50) and Registered Nurses ($25.98). Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $12.45.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $23.58 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Wausau, Wisc.; Stevens Point, Wisc. (about $16.90), Houghton, Mich. (approximately $16.70), and Medford, Wisc. (around $13.94) are the next top-paying cities. Antigo, Wisc. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $13.50. Within the firm, employees working in Wisconsin take home the most — $19.34 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $18.31 per hour. The largest fraction of Aspirus Wausau Hospital people (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $14.72 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $29.50 per hour for Neonatal Resuscitation Program Participants; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Aspirus Wausau Hospital awards $39.31 to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Intensive Care Unit seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $27.00 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Acute Care; around one in eight deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Scheduling, and Telemetry.
Benefits and Perks
It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a fair number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and 401(a).