The highest paychecks go to Physical Therapists, who earn an average $39.03 per hour, closely trailed by Emergency Room Registered Nurses (around $29.86), Registered Nurses ($28.92), and Medical Assistants (approximately $13.90). Earning only $12.36 on average, Patient Care Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $27.92 per hour) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Boise, Idaho ($20.49), St. Louis, Mo. (about $19.37), and Kansas City, Mo. (around $19.16) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Allentown, Pa.; in fact, at $14.30 it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; pay there average to $24.94 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $18.77 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the St. Luke's Hospital workforce (43 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $17.21 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $31.44 per hour. At St. Luke's Hospital, employees who hold a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) receive the highest pay at $39.19.
Employees who count Medicine / Surgery among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $27.52 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, nearly one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Acute Care, Phlebotomy, and Electronic Medical Records.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only a quarter of respondents report compensation for sick days and vacation time. St. Luke's Hospital helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. St. Luke's Hospital provides health insurance to most survey participants, and a solid majority of respondents do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.