Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $31.88 per hour — though Medical Technologists, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Certified Nurse Assistants also do fairly well at around $26.10, $24.00, and $13.15, respectively.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $31.35 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $24.00 per hour on average.
Residents of North Houston, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $34.44 per hour; other top-paying cities include Humble, Texas ($31.15) and the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (around $28.00).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $37.88 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Kingwood Medical Center provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — these employees rake in $37.66 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Telemetry in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $31.05 per hour. Medicine / Surgery is regularly seen around here; one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Acute Care, and Critical Care were also reported by many survey participants.
At Kingwood Medical Center, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Close to one-half contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A strong majority of employees receive health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are stock options, life insurance, and 401(a).