Registered Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of $26.93 per hour; Licensed Practical Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to around $19.35, while Maintenance Technicians and Administrative Assistants rank near the top as well (approximately $15.14 and $12.85, respectively). Near the bottom at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. are Servers, pulling in an average of just about $8.19.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.96 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $17.75), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($15.02), and Vernon Hills, Ill. (around $12.21) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $11.89) is Houston, Texas. By state, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. employees make the most in Illinois, earning $15.74 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $14.43 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.35 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $28.99 per hour. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) — these employees rake in about $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 $22.73 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is Elder Care; one in five of employees use it for work. Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; one in four employees get paid vacation days, and one in eight respondents receive paid sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a fair number of workers use it to save for retirement. The larger part of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and a stock purchase plan.