Nearing the top of the pay scale are Staff Nurses, Registered Nurses, Emergency Room Registered Nurses, and Licensed Vocational Nurses; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $46.00 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $42.59, $38.47, and approximately $23.10, respectively. Earning only $15.80 on average, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $25.88 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $25.79 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($35.00 per hour) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev. ($33.66), Bakersfield, Calif. (about $31.75), and Santa Maria, Calif. (approximately $29.30) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Sacramento, Calif.; in fact, at $25.15 it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Washington, where pay average out at around $34.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Participants earn approximately $49.24 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Those with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) at Dignity Health come out on top, and their salaries approach $53.05 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Emergency Room; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $40.35 per hour. Acute Care is regularly seen around here; one-eighth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Customer Service, Scheduling, and Electronic Medical Records round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (a quarter of respondents) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of respondents and dental coverage for most survey participants. A few more workplace perks are life insurance and tuition reimbursement.