Nearing the top of the pay scale are Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Maintenance Technicians, and Administrative Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $27.49 per hour, the other salaries come in at approximately $19.27, $15.14, and $12.85, respectively. On the lower end are Servers at about $8.19 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.00 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Denver, Colo. ($19.00), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($15.48), and Vernon Hills, Ill. (about $12.21) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($11.89) in Houston, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is around $15.74 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $13.72 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. employees (43 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $12.45 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $28.99 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) make the most here, hauling in about $39.44 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Geriatrics in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $21.60 per hour. Elder Care is regularly seen around here; just over one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Long Term Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Customer Service.
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 a quarter of survey participants receiving paid vacation and one in eight workers receiving sick leave. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a fair number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. A majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of respondents also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and a stock purchase plan.