Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $24.88 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Palo Alto Medical Foundation people (35 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn around $26.66 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($35.00 per hour) can be spotted in Mountain View, Calif.; Sunnyvale, Calif. (approximately $28.99), Palo Alto, Calif. ($26.40), and San Jose, Calif. (about $25.26) are the next top-paying cities. Santa Cruz, Calif. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $23.00.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Licensed Vocational Nurses, Administrative Coordinators, Certified Medical Assistants, and Surgery Schedulers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $26.19 per hour, the other salaries come in at $25.44, around $25.12, and $24.78, respectively. On the lower end are Medical Assistants at $21.00 on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $75.00 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Science (AS); Palo Alto Medical Foundation awards around $52.66 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Office Administration; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $25.44 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Palo Alto Medical Foundation workers, with roughly a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 18 percent receiving paid vacation and slightly less than a third of workers receiving sick leave. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage, too. Palo Alto Medical Foundation folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and 401(a).