Staff Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $54.00 per hour on average; Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $29.45, followed by Nuclear Medicine Technologists earning approximately $27.00 and Physical Therapists making $26.36. Earning only $10.98 on average, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $49.91 per hour) can be spotted in Apple Valley, Calif.; Evansville, Ind. (about $25.90), Hobart, Ind. (approximately $22.90), and West Palm Beach, Fla. ($20.00) are the next top-paying cities. Langhorne, Pa. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $15.58. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays St. Mary's Medical Center the most — $30.61 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $16.70 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of St. Mary's Medical Center employees (29 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $18.32 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialists earn $32.99 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. St. Mary's Medical Center compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at $32.33 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Intensive Care Unit; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $29.52 per hour. Acute Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about a seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Telemetry, Geriatrics, and Customer Service round out the set of key employee skills.
St. Mary's Medical Center's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of respondents and dental coverage for a strong majority of respondents. Other privileges include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.