RN Charge Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $34.74 per hour; Emergency Room Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to $31.95, while Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses rank near the top as well (approximately $26.85 and $19.13, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at WellStar Health System are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches $11.86.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $24.00 per hour) can be spotted in Douglasville, Ga.; Atlanta, Ga. ($23.40), Austell, Ga. ($20.49), and Dallas, Ga. (about $19.95) are the next top-paying cities. At around $12.17, Hiram, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Ohio, where they average to approximately $21.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $18.41 per hour. Overall, the greater share of WellStar Health System folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $18.69 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $29.44 per hour. The best paid folks at WellStar Health System have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), earning about $35.60 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Intensive Care Unit; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $28.33 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among WellStar Health System workers, with one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Acute Care, Electronic Medical Records, and Emergency Room.
WellStar Health System'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
Only one in six workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; WellStar Health System sponsors various plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.