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Average Hourly Rate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Employees

Chicago, Illinois-based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. hires for positions ranging from Certified Nurse Assistant to Licensed Practical Nurse in the nursing and residential care facilities industry. Salaries for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workers come to approximately $14.80 per hour, not including the $21.58 for overtime. What you do at the company influences pay for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workers the most, followed by geography and how long you've been working. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (19)
$8.94 - $13.33  
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (19)
Hourly Rate$8.94 - $13.33  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (14)
$13.75 - $24.53  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (14)
Hourly Rate$13.75 - $24.53  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
$19.73 - $37.75  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
Hourly Rate$19.73 - $37.75  
[+]Receptionist (6)
$8.05 - $13.86  
[+]Receptionist (6)
Hourly Rate$8.05 - $13.86  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Details

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

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Typically, Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $40.72; Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and LPN Charge Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $27.39, $19.13, and $18.00, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. are Servers — typical salaries for this role approach about $8.07.


Median pay is highest in Jacksonville ($26.00 per hour), followed by Houston (about $20.00), Charlotte (approximately $18.00), and Milwaukee ($14.70). At $10.07, Indianapolis is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Ohio, where the average salary is around $28.40 per hour.

Years of Experience

For those with five or more years experience, average earnings amount to $16.53. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (49 percent) have a tenure of one to four years and bring home about $12.13 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $40.54 for Registered Occupational Therapists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Salaries typically rise to approximately $28.50 per hour for accredited Registered Nurses. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) — these employees rake in $40.29 per hour.


When it comes to skills, Rehabilitation seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $31.27. It's pretty common to find people here who know Geriatrics; roughly one in four consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Long Term Care as well.


At Brookdale Senior Living Inc., there are significantly more females than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Brookdale Senior Living Inc. gives paid vacation days to 38 percent and sick leave to one-seventh of workers. Most workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Perks cover health insurance for a fair portion of workers and dental coverage for a majority of workers. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, free drinks, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

79 %
21 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $24
Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

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