Average Hourly Rate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Employees

Operating out of Chicago, Ill., nursing and residential care facilities sector company Brookdale Senior Living Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Certified Nurse Assistant to Licensed Practical Nurse. Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $22.06), people who work for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. earn a median wage of $15.10 per hour. What you do at the company influences pay for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workers the most, followed by your experience level and where you live. 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:
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Employer: Brookdale Senior Living Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (17)
$8.87 - $13.12  
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (17)
Hourly Rate$8.87 - $13.12  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (13)
$12.37 - $24.59  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (13)
Hourly Rate$12.37 - $24.59  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
$19.73 - $37.75  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
Hourly Rate$19.73 - $37.75  
[+]Charge Nurse (LPN) (6)
$15.32 - $26.45  
[+]Charge Nurse (LPN) (6)
Hourly Rate$15.32 - $26.45  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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About This Company

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Brookdale Senior Living

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Registered Nurses represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $27.39 — though Licensed Practical Nurses, LPN Charge Nurses, and Maintenance Technicians also do fairly well at about $19.13, $18.60, and $15.28, respectively. Servers are among the lowest paid at around $8.14.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $15.86. The largest fraction of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. people (47 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $12.53 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($20.00 per hour) can be spotted in Houston; Denver (approximately $19.00), Charlotte ($18.00), and Milwaukee (about $14.70) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Vernon Hills; in fact, at around $12.21 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Ohio take home the most — approximately $28.40 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Occupational Therapists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $40.01. Registered Nurses with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at about $28.50 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) the most — $40.29.


When it comes to skills, Rehabilitation seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $30.62. A relatively widespread skill at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is Geriatrics; roughly one in four of employees use it for work. Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Long Term Care round out the set of key employee skills.


With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Brookdale Senior Living Inc.'s employees.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about two in five workers receiving paid vacation and approximately one in seven workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a fair portion of workers use it to save for retirement. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. provides health insurance to more than half of workers, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, free drinks, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Brookdale Senior Living Inc.


80 %
20 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $23
Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
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 75 votes.

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