chapter 5

healthcare.

 

Healthcare spending, which is already high, is expected to climb even more in the years ahead: 5.5 percent annual growth on average is forecast through 2027. And for any healthcare employer trying to control costs, that’s a recipe for intensifying talent-related challenges going forward. After all, labor is the single-greatest expenditure for many healthcare organizations today, accounting for as much as 60 percent of their operating budgets. Despite that fact, nearly 80 percent of hospital executives anticipate escalating labor costs in the year ahead, according to a recent survey.

Unfortunately, finding these skilled professionals is only going to get harder, in large part because of skyrocketing demand. To keep up, healthcare employers will need to take action today.

 

there were 115,000 job postings for pharmacy technicians in the past 12 months.

2020 outlook

For healthcare organizations of all kinds — from large hospital systems to rural medical centers and everything in between — successfully attracting and retaining skilled team members to drive business outcomes and ensure top-level care for patients will come with clear challenges in the year ahead. In that context, forward-thinking organizations will need to explore more proactive approaches to talent acquisition in order to continue delivering quality care, while avoiding business disruptions, in 2020 and beyond.

here's how to hire in healthcare today

salary key

This guide presents nationwide pay information for today’s most prevalent and in-demand healthcare positions.

Compensation data for these roles is organized by hourly rates across three levels of professional experience:

entry-level
one year of experience

mid-level
five years of experience

senior-level
10 years of experience

advanced practice entry-level mid-level senior-level
nurse practitioner $43.06 $51.06 $58.41
physician assistant $47.05 $53.20 $59.80

advanced practice

nurse practitioner

entry-level

$43.06

mid-level

$51.06

senior-level

$58.41

physician assistant

entry-level

$47.05

mid-level

$53.20

senior-level

$59.80
allied health
cardiac catheterization technician $27.38 $32.12 $36.95
dialysis technician $15.62 $18.12 $20.89
medical assistant $14.67 $16.78 $18.78
medical lab technician $18.82 $22.10 $25.35
pharmacist $53.52 $61.36 $68.37
pharmacy technician $15.44 $18.18 $20.58
phlebotomy technician $13.84 $16.50 $19.05
polysomnographer $21.54 $26.80 $31.11
radiology technician $24.26 $28.24 $32.03
surgical technologist $18.69 $21.83 $24.47
ultrasound/sonographer $29.83 $34.92 $40.56

allied health

cardiac catheterization technician

entry-level

$27.38

mid-level

$32.12

senior-level

$36.95

dialysis technician

entry-level

$15.62

mid-level

$18.12

senior-level

$20.89

medical assistant

entry-level

$14.67

mid-level

$16.78

senior-level

$18.78

medical lab technician

entry-level

$18.82

mid-level

$22.10

senior-level

$25.35

pharmacist

entry-level

$53.52

mid-level

$61.36

senior-level

$68.37

pharmacy technician

entry-level

$15.44

mid-level

$18.18

senior-level

$20.58

phlebotomy technician

entry-level

$13.84

mid-level

$16.50

senior-level

$19.05

polysomnographer

entry-level

$21.54

mid-level

$26.80

senior-level

$31.11

radiology technician

entry-level

$24.26

mid-level

$28.24

senior-level

$32.03

surgical technologist

entry-level

$18.69

mid-level

$21.83

senior-level

$24.47

ultrasound/sonographer

entry-level

$29.83

mid-level

$34.92

senior-level

$40.56
nursing
licensed practical nurse (LPN) $19.91 $23.54 $26.56
registered nurse (RN) $32.52 $36.85 $41.75
case management $32.20 $37.39 $42.91
critical care/ICU $30.55 $35.58 $40.39
emergency room $31.29 $36.41 $41.43
home care $31.46 $36.61 $41.67
medical-surgical $31.59 $36.74 $41.99
operating room $31.59 $36.74 $41.99
outpatient clinic $29.85 $34.77 $39.38

nursing

licensed practical nurse (LPN)

entry-level

$19.91

mid-level

$23.54

senior-level

$26.56

registered nurse (RN)

entry-level

$32.52

mid-level

$36.85

senior-level

$41.75

case management

entry-level

$32.20

mid-level

$37.39

senior-level

$42.91

critical care/ICU

entry-level

$30.55

mid-level

$35.58

senior-level

$40.39

emergency room

entry-level

$31.29

mid-level

$36.41

senior-level

$41.43

home care

entry-level

$31.46

mid-level

$36.61

senior-level

$41.67

medical-surgical

entry-level

$31.59

mid-level

$36.74

senior-level

$41.99

operating room

entry-level

$31.59

mid-level

$36.74

senior-level

$41.99

outpatient clinic

entry-level

$29.85

mid-level

$34.77

senior-level

$39.38

For salary information and titles specific to your region, contact your local Randstad representative today. Or, if you'd like to have the national insights and salary data presented here handy at all times, download the PDF version of this guide today.

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