Physical Therapists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $39.00 per hour — though Registered Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, and Radiologic Technologists also do fairly well at $35.16, approximately $31.19, and $25.30, respectively. Earning only around $16.32 on average, Nursing Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($35.00 per hour) can be spotted in Edina, Minn.; St. Paul, Minn. (about $34.00), Wyoming, Minn. ($31.83), and Minneapolis, Minn. ($24.49) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Cleveland, Ohio — at $15.92, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Fairview Hospital's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Minnesota earn the most, taking home around $23.65 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $22.13 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Fairview Hospital employees (36 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $20.18 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks (approximately $38.95 per hour) than those without credentials. Fairview Hospital compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at $34.22 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Medicine / Surgery in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $33.15 per hour. A garden variety skill at Fairview Hospital is Acute Care; one in eight of Fairview Hospital's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Intensive Care Unit, and Electronic Medical Records.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Fairview Hospital's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Fairview Hospital sponsors various plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of survey participants, and for a solid majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and matching contributions to retirement plan.