When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($23.00 per hour) can be spotted in Charlotte, N.C.; South Bend, Ind. (about $19.47), Atlanta, Ga. ($12.08), and Monroe, La. ($9.94) are the next top-paying cities. By state, North Carolina offers the highest pay at approximately $23.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $11.80 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (54 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.01 per hour on average.
The highest paychecks go to Paramedics, who earn an average around $19.14 per hour, closely trailed by Quality Assurance Technicians (approximately $13.80), Training Coordinators (about $12.08), and Phlebotomists ($11.01). Medical Screeners at Octapharma Plasma, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($9.23 on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $19.14 per hour for Emergency Medical Technicians; non-accredited workers make much less. Regarding pay and education, Octapharma Plasma, Inc. pays those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) the most — $18.81.
When it comes to skills, Document Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $14.10 per hour. Phlebotomy also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel as well.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all survey participants, and for the vast majority of workers, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance and tuition reimbursement.