Average Hourly Rate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Employees

Operating out of Chicago, Ill., nursing and residential care facilities company Brookdale Senior Living Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Certified Nurse Assistant to Licensed Practical Nurse. Employees of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. bring in an average of $13.83 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $22.60. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though where you live and your experience level are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Chicago, Illinois 60611

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Brookdale Senior Living

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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 $26.93 per hour, the other salaries come in at $19.35, about $15.14, and approximately $12.85, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. are Servers — the median salary for this role approaches around $8.19.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.96 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C. (around $17.75), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($15.02), and Vernon Hills, Ill. ($12.21) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at about $11.89. By state, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $15.74 per hour.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $14.43 per hour. The largest fraction of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. people (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $12.35 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Nurses earn $28.99 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. 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.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Geriatrics; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $22.73 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Elder Care; close to one-fifth consider it a key competency. Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Customer Service are also desirable skills.


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

Benefits and Perks

Only one in four respondents at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just an eighth of respondents can take sick leave. A solid majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of survey participants, and for a majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and a stock purchase plan.

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Job Satisfaction

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

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