The highest average salaries go to Registered Nurses, who bring in close to around $27.49 per hour, though Licensed Practical Nurses are not far behind at approximately $18.95 along with Medication Aides ($10.81) and Certified Nurse Assistants (about $10.68). On the lower end are Servers at $8.35 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($17.75 per hour) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; Naples, Fla. (around $15.38), Jacksonville, Fla. (approximately $13.50), and Colorado Springs, Colo. ($12.21) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Richmond, Va.; in fact, at $11.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Colorado offers the highest pay at about $15.17 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $13.33 per hour. The largest slice of the Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workforce (45 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $12.34 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Basic Life Support Specialists earn around $20.56 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workers who hold a Master of Education (MEd) are also well compensated, earning $40.00 on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Rehabilitation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $30.52 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Elder Care; just under a third consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Geriatrics, Long Term Care, and Home Health/Home Care.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Brookdale Senior Living Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 18 percent receiving paid vacation and about a tenth of workers receiving sick leave. To plan for old age, a strong majority of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. A majority of employees receive health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, life insurance, 401(a), and a stock purchase plan.