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Average Hourly Rate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Employees

Chicago, Ill.-based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. hires for positions ranging from Certified Nurse Assistant to Licensed Practical Nurse in the nursing and residential care facilities. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workers earn an average of $14.36 per hour normally and $22.15 during overtime hours. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your city and how long you've been working are also considered. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (22)
$8.92 - $12.86  
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (22)
Hourly Rate$8.92 - $12.86  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (18)
$15.80 - $24.44  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (18)
Hourly Rate$15.80 - $24.44  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
$18.77 - $37.75  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
Hourly Rate$18.77 - $37.75  
[+]Server (8)
$2.99 - $14.25  
[+]Server (8)
Hourly Rate$2.99 - $14.25  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368

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About This Company

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Brookdale Senior Living

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Registered Nurses earn the highest median pay at $25.96 per hour, followed by Licensed Practical Nurses ($19.27), LPN Charge Nurses (about $18.00), and Administrative Assistants (approximately $12.85). Brookdale Senior Living Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Servers (around $8.12 on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.96 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Denver, Colo. (approximately $19.00), Charlotte, N.C. ($17.75), and Milwaukee, Wisc. ($14.70) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Houston, Texas; in fact, at $11.89 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is around $17.46 per hour.

Years of Experience

Average pay is about $15.12 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $12.74 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $28.99 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT)-holders the most at approximately $40.29 per hour.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Geriatrics; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $23.50 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is Elder Care, with just under one in five considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. lets only 30 percent take paid vacation and only one in six respondents take sick leave. A solid majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for the larger part of respondents, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Brookdale Senior Living Inc.


78 %
22 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $22
Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
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