When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($40.29 per hour) can be spotted in Cincinnati, Ohio; Wabasha, Minn. ($33.72), Ottawa, Ill. (around $30.16), and Edgewood, Ky. ($26.74) are the next top-paying cities. Florence, Ky. is near the bottom for pay at about $17.21. By state, Minnesota offers the highest pay at approximately $32.71 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Registered Nurses, Medical Technologists, Emergency Room Technicians, and Certified Nurse Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at $32.71 per hour, the other salaries come in at $23.39, around $14.41, and approximately $13.00, respectively. Earning only $11.83 on average, Medical Assistants make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $14.05 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $23.50 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Trauma Nursing Course Certifieds, who make around $35.61 per hour. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center workers who hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) are also well compensated, earning $41.00 on average.
When it comes to skills, Acute Care seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $35.00 per hour. Phlebotomy is regularly seen around here; close to one-sixth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Emergency Room, Customer Service, and Electronic Medical Records round out the set of key employee skills.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
One in four survey participants have paid vacation, and only about one-seventh of workers can take paid time off for illness. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and the larger part of employees do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.