best US hospitals for salary satisfaction

30 Best Hospitals in the U.S. for Salary Satisfaction

Linda Le Phan

If you’re thinking about what industry to grow, start, or change careers with, healthcare is by far the best one to go into right now and for more reasons than one. And for those of you who are already working in the healthcare industry, know that you’ve chosen a great career industry – here’s why: 

Given how great a career choice healthcare is for job seekers today and how strong the healthcare job market, we wanted to see which healthcare companies were best to work for: particularly where employees are treated fairly and where employees have specifically shared that they are happy with what they’re being paid. Using kununu data on thousands of hospitals and healthcare companies about their employees’ experiences, measured by overall employee satisfaction (an average of 18 different factors) and “overall satisfaction for your compensation”, we uncovered the top 30 hospitals in the U.S. for salary satisfaction.

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30 Hospitals in the U.S. with Highest Salary Satisfaction

RankHospitalSalary Satisfaction scoreOverall company score 
1Dodge County Hospital Authority4.64.64
2Abbeville County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.4.554.53
3Children's Hospital of Orange County4.554.59
4Alaska Native Medical Center4.464.6
5MetroHealth System4.464.45
6Caromont Health, Inc. 4.454.42
7Ridgeview Medical Center4.44.29
8University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center4.354.28
9Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital4.354.47
10Childrens Hospital & Medical Center4.34.42
11Christiana Care Health Services, Inc4.284.27
12University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics4.264.37
13 Jersey City Medical Center 4.234.51
14Salem Health4.224.31
15Shepherd Center4.214.65
16Fulton County Health Center4.24.36
17Saint Joseph Mercy Health System4.24.37
18UF Health Shands Hospital4.184.3
19Mass General Hospital4.184.3
20Chandler Regional Medical Center4.174.26
21Catawba Valley Medical Center, Inc.4.174.44
22Adena Health System4.164.4
23Enloe Medical Center4.154.29
24The Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Association4.154.64
25AdventHealth4.144.4
26Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center4.114.29
27Harborview Medical Center4.114.42
28Cincinnati Childrens Hospital4.094.26
29Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc.4.094.27
30Oaklawn Hospital4.074.4

1. Dodge County Hospital Authority

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.60
Overall company score: 4.64

One employee reported about working at Dodge County Hospital Authority in Eastman, Georgia, that it has “Great team players and upper management meets the needs of employees” with time off paid and benefits. A DNV Healthcare accredited establishment, this 94-bed healthcare facility has a state of the art intensive care unit and has initiated a program to provide diabetic training to newly diagnosed patients.

 

2. Abbeville County Memorial Hospital Foundation

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.55
Overall company score: 4.53

Abbeville County Memorial Hospital has been providing service to the community of Abbeville, South Carolina for nearly a century since its opening in July of 1920. An employee commented, “I really enjoy working here. It is really like a work- family environment here… having patients and their families thank me for trying to provide the best care for them and their loved ones is always a positive for working here.”


3. Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.55
Overall company score: 4.59

At Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California, a satisfied employee said that, “I love working here. Has plenty of resources available. Staff is great. Plenty of opportunities to grow.” Known as CHOC, the hospital’s mission is to nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children. More than two million kids from four area counties depend on CHOC for treatment. To that end, CHOC has established four centers of excellence, for heart, neuroscience, orthopedic and cancer institutes.

 

4. Alaska Native Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.46
Overall company score: 4.6

Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the Alaska Native Medical Center is “a great company to work for that has amazing benefits and teamwork on every unit,” as noted by one satisfied employee’s review, adding that “My team is always willing to help me.” With a 173-bed hospital that includes the first level II Trauma Center in Alaska, the ANMC is jointly owned and managed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation.


5. MetroHealth System

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.46
Overall company score: 4.45

The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio take pride in offering innovative methods to deliver healthcare. For example, the facility has recently set up a system to allow college student to see their doctors by phone or video without having to pay a co-pay. Satisfaction is high among employees, as indicated by this comment: “I have worked for this organization for over 20 years. The mission of the organization is fulfilled each and every day. Employees deeply believe in the hospital’s mission. The retirement and benefits cannot be beat. There are plenty of opportunities for advancement and to discover other career paths. The providers are top notch and truly care for their patients.”


6. Caromont Health, Inc. (a.k.a. CaroMont Regional Medical Center)

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.45
Overall company score: 4.42

Work sounds idyllic at Caromont Health in Gastonia, North Carolina, with one employee commenting that, “My experience with this company has been that of growth, friendships with co-workers and an excellent work environment.” The team at Caromont Regional Medical Center has been recognized with a Hospital Safety Score of “A”, the highest level, for its dedication to safeguarding patients since 2012 (the rating applies to how well the facility does at protecting patients from preventable infections, injuries and medical errors).


7. Ridgeview Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.4
Overall company score: 4.29

Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN serves a community of more than 300,000 people and is one of the largest employers located in Carver County. It was given a Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, designating Ridgeview as being amongst the top 5% in the nation for providing a positive patient experience during their stay. As one happy employee put it, “I love working for this company. They provide critical services to a wide range of people and I believe in their mission.”


8. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.35
Overall company score: 4.28

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is known as being one of the largest cancer centers on the planet and they have been combating this disease for more than 70 years. The facility has been ranked as one of the two best cancer care hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Hospital’s survey since 1990. Commenting about what it’s like to be an employee here, one employee said, “MD Anderson is different than any other place I’ve worked. Their dedication to their social purpose is inspiring.”


9. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.35
Overall company score: 4.47

Situated in Lincoln, Nebraska, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital specializes in offering rehabilitation services to adults and children suffering from complex medical issues ranging from spinal cord injuries to strokes and brain injuries, with patients coming for treatment from around the nation. You can see why this hospital is so popular among employees, with one of them noting that “Madonna is a great place to work! I’ve been there almost 20 years, and I can’t imagine working anywhere else.”


10. Childrens Hospital & Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.3
Overall company score: 4.42

For individuals seeking a rewarding career in healthcare, the situation at Childrens Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska is quite appealing. One employee commented that “I enjoy working for Childrens. The family feeling is wonderful. Everyday is an adventure. Dealing with children is very rewarding.” More than 200 research studies are currently underway at Childrens, which offers 11 regional outreach clinics and has more than 250 physicians and faculty on staff to provide more than 50 types of outpatient specialty services.


11. Christiana Care Health Services, Inc

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.28
Overall company score: 4.27

As part of its effort to provide innovative treatment to the community, Christiana Care Health Services in Newark, NJ, began offering Fast Breast MRI to women who have dense breast tissue (or an immediate risk of breast cancer) in July. Breast MRI is touted as being able to detect more breast cancer than other available screening methods. One employee reports that “I love my company. It’s a good environment, people are nice, it’s clean. Everything runs smoothly.”


12. University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.26
Overall company score: 4.37

University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City, Utah began offering service in 1965, expanding from its initial one hospital to four hospitals and 12 neighborhood centers with more than 1,000 board certified physicians. Services run the gamut of health care, including routine screenings to trauma emergencies and outpatient treatment. As one employee reported, “I like my job and have been there over 10 years. It is challenging but rewarding. Overall, it is a good place to work. There are opportunities for advancement and pay has become more competitive in recent years.”


13. Jersey City Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.23
Overall company score: 4.51

Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, Jersey City Medical Center is a 316-bed teaching facility that has received the highest “A” Hospital Safety Score from independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group for 14 years. At this non-profit hospital with more than 16,000 admissions per year, an employee has commented that “My experience working at Jersey City Medical Center is great and very educational. It is a great place to work, they support and help push you to be the best at your job.”


14. Salem Health

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.22
Overall company score: 4.31

Salem Health is situated in Salem, Oregon and one of its claims to fame is that it has been named one of the top performing cardiovascular hospitals in the United States for 2019, in recognition of the excellence it demonstrates in care and efficiency as well as providing value to the community. “It is a great company to work for. We really are a community of learning and support. All of us, no matter the department, work together to make our place run smoothly. We have high reviews from our patients because of the magnificent care we provide. We not only save lives daily, but we make the experience during a bad situation as pleasant as we can make it. We are a great place to work. I would recommend to anyone.”


15. Shepherd Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.21
Overall company score: 4.65

Established in 1975, Shepherd Center has been named by U.S. News & World Report as being among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. The team specializes in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other conditions relating to the neuromuscular system. One employee with experience at Shepherd Center says that, “My time here has been challenging and rewarding. The climate here is one of excellence in patient care.”


16. Fulton County Health Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.2
Overall company score: 4.36

Reviewing what it’s like to work at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio, an employee declared that “It is a friendly environment, provides good health insurance, lots of close to home care for local patients.” Delivering care for patients in a rural setting provides its own set of challenges, so the Chartis Center for Rural Health along with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has recognized Fulton County Health Center for overall excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all U.S. rural hospitals .


17. Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.2
Overall company score: 4.37

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Ypsilanti has been honored with a range of awards in the period 2017-2018, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care and the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This facility has been named the first hospital in the U.S. to achieve distinction as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. Compassion is definitely part of the culture at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, where an employee remarked that, “I love that we are able to help those that can’t always afford healthcare. We do not turn people away and we make sure that people are cared for. We do not make people feel like less of a person and they know their health is important not only to themselves but to us as well.”


18. UF Health Shands Hospital

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.18
Overall company score: 4.3

Gainesville, Florida based UF Health Shands Hospital is the recipient of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings among the nation’s best in seven specialties, including Cancer (46th), Cardiology and Heart Surgery (42nd), Diabetes & Endocrinology (28th), Nephrology (13th), Neurology & Neurosurgery (40th), Pulmonology (29th) and Urology (37th). More praise comes from the rank and file, as exemplified by this employee comment that, “I am valued by my manager as a person, not just an employee. She understands that life happens and is flexible and accommodating when things come up. The unit I work in has amazing teamwork, I love my co-workers.”


19. Mass General Hospital

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.18
Overall company score: 4.3

Mass General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts is known as being the largest hospital-based research facility in America, with a $928 million budget in 2018—it’s ranked 1st out of all independent hospitals for annual funding from the National Institutes of Health. More than 8,500 researchers are on staff. One employee reports feeling quite enthusiastic about work there, noting that “Mass General is a top notch employer to work for in the Boston area. They really care about their employees!”


20. Chandler Regional Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.17
Overall company score: 4.26

Regarding Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, Arizona, “This was one of the best places to ever work for, the management plays a big part in that,” according to a satisfied employee, who added, that “There are tons of opportunities for growth if you want it and they are there to support you.” They began serving the community of Chandler in 1950, and today the non-profit, full-service acute care facility boasts 338 beds with approximately 1,000 doctors on staff and 2,500-plus employees.


21. Catawba Valley Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.17
Overall company score: 4.44

Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina is the region’s biggest non-profit hospital and it has garnered its fair share of recognition and awards, including being named the state’s first and only five-time recipient of Magnet for Nursing Excellence as well as being the only level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the area. As this happy employee reports, “I have opportunities for continuing education courses as well as time allowed to attend. The work schedule is flexible. I work on a team with coworkers with similar education and qualifications. I am a part of a professional environment that considers my input.”


22. Adena Health System

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.16
Overall company score: 4.4

Adena Health System is located in Chillicothe, Ohio, where the facility is making a big investment in some cutting edge technology, with $70 million earmarked to construct a 5-story Orthopedic and Robotics Center designed to provide the community with minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedures. A employee was moved to write about Adena Health System that, “I love the employees I get to work with and the patients are very kind. Being a small community health system makes everyone feel like family.”


23. Enloe Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.15
Overall company score: 4.29

Located in Chico, California, Enloe Medical Center is one of two Level II trauma centers north of Sacramento and serves as the sole Level II neonatal intensive care unit for the region. Most recently it has opened a new Concussion Clinic in the trauma center, to alleviate the problem of undiagnosed concussions in the community. If you are wondering about the quality of work at Enloe Medical Center, one employee has remarked that “It’s a great place with lots of opportunity and everyone is treated well regardless of position.”


24. The Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Association

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.15
Overall company score: 4.64

Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska has been providing medical service to the community for a century and in recognition of its position as an employer, it is a 3-year winner of the Gallup Grate Workplace Award, 2015-2017.

For a glimpse of what working is like at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, an employee shared that “All employees at my job are always happy to see you and say ‘Hi’ while walking in the hallways. Many patients have told me they would rather travel longer to get to this hospital for the good care we provide.”


25. AdventHealth

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.14
Overall company score: 4.4

AdventHealth is in Altamonte Springs, Florida, where the facility has recently finished a pilot program that could transform how care is delivered to patients nationwide. AdventHealth paired nurses with care team assistants, giving them the standard duties of a patient care technician but also having them document patient care under nurse supervision, freeing up nurses’ time to provide more quality care. An AdventHealth employee proudly states that “This company is the only place I’ve worked with people that genuinely care about others. Best job I’ve ever had.”


26. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.11
Overall company score: 4.29

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Oregon is a 378-bed trauma and referral center that is home to the only neonatal intensive care unit in the region, as well as being Southern Oregon’s sole hospital-based sleep center. It provides cancer care, diabetes care, heart and stroke care as well as orthopedic and other key services. An employee was moved to report that “I have loved working at Asante. Quality hospital, competitive pay. Great employees throughout the facility!”


27. Harborview Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.11
Overall company score: 4.42

Seattle, Washington’s Harborview Medical Center is the state’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma and verified burn center and it also serves the area as the disaster preparedness and disaster control hospital for Seattle and King County. Insight into what it’s like having a career at Harborview comes from an employee who noted, “I love working at HMC, it is an amazing hospital that cares for a very specific population, and the staff have great knowledge. HMC has helped me to grow as a nurse, and offered extensive continued education opportunities for me. I love this hospital and all the work it does.”


28. Cincinnati Childrens Hospital

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.09
Overall company score: 4.26

Founded in 1883, the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital of Cincinnati, Ohio, serves as one of the oldest pediatric facilities in the U.S. It has been ranked third among all Honor Roll hospitals in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report survey of the top children’s hospitals. A proud employee says that, “I enjoy working at CCHMC. I feel supported by my coworkers and feel as if I can approach management as needed. I am excited to go to work and care for my patients and their families everyday. I know I am surrounded with coworkers who are willing to help and support me.”


29. Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.09
Overall company score: 4.27

At Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland, the staff takes care of more than 52,000 emergency room visits and 23,000 admissions to its 342-bed acute and sub-acute care hospital. Approximately 1,100 physicians are on staff, which means GBMC ranks among the biggest community hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic. One employee praises Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s “incredible mentors who care in your success and are willing to teach you and provide you with a supportive environment to learn.”


30. Oaklawn Hospital

Salary Satisfaction score: 4.07
Overall company score: 4.4

Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan opened in 1925 with just 12 beds, and today it is an independent regional care facility with licensing for 77 acute care beds and 17 beds in its inpatient psychiatric unit. Oaklawn is the largest employer in Marshall, with about 1,000 workers. One employee commented, “Oaklawn hospital is a wonderful place to work. The employees communicate well with one another. My experience is positive.”

 

RankHospitalSalary Satisfaction scoreOverall company score 
1Dodge County Hospital Authority4.64.64
2Abbeville County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.4.554.53
3Children's Hospital of Orange County4.554.59
4Alaska Native Medical Center4.464.6
5MetroHealth System4.464.45
6Caromont Health, Inc. 4.454.42
7Ridgeview Medical Center4.44.29
8University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center4.354.28
9Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital4.354.47
10Childrens Hospital & Medical Center4.34.42
11Christiana Care Health Services, Inc4.284.27
12University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics4.264.37
13 Jersey City Medical Center 4.234.51
14Salem Health4.224.31
15Shepherd Center4.214.65
16Fulton County Health Center4.24.36
17Saint Joseph Mercy Health System4.24.37
18UF Health Shands Hospital4.184.3
19Mass General Hospital4.184.3
20Chandler Regional Medical Center4.174.26
21Catawba Valley Medical Center, Inc.4.174.44
22Adena Health System4.164.4
23Enloe Medical Center4.154.29
24The Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Association4.154.64
25AdventHealth4.144.4
26Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center4.114.29
27Harborview Medical Center4.114.42
28Cincinnati Childrens Hospital4.094.26
29Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc.4.094.27
30Oaklawn Hospital4.074.4

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Methodology:
This list represents the 30 hospitals in the U.S. with the highest rating (on a scale from 1 to 5) for the workplace factor “overall compensation for your work” on kununu.com, a company review platform. The hospitals selected for this list have more than 10 total reviews and an overall company score of 4.25 or higher (on a scale from 1 to 5). The overall company score on kununu is calculated by taking the company’s average rating across 18 unique factors, which include “overall compensation for your work” as well as “gender equality”, “company culture”, “teamwork”, “internal communication”, “career development” and others. To learn more about how we compile these lists and whether your company meets requirements for one, contact us.

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