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. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workers report earning an average of $12.85 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $21.29. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Brookdale Senior Living Inc., but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Chicago, Illinois 60611

Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Brookdale Senior Living

Source: Freebase


Licensed Practical Nurses earn the highest median pay at about $19.02 per hour, followed by Receptionists ($11.14), Certified Nurse Assistants ($10.80), and Medication Aides (approximately $10.71). On the lower end are Servers at $9.45 on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $18.11 per hour) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; Richmond, Va. (about $17.25), Austin, Texas (around $15.78), and Cleveland, Ohio ($14.00) are the next top-paying cities. Greensboro, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $11.14. The highest pay by state can be found in Ohio, where pay average out at $13.75 per hour.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $12.39 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $11.79 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Basic Life Support Specialist certainly has its perks — salaries approach $22.44 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Education (MEd); Brookdale Senior Living Inc. awards $40.00 to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Geriatrics seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $19.60 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Elder Care; on the survey, over a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Long Term Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Customer Service.


Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of survey participants, and more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, stock options, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for Brookdale Senior Living Inc.


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19 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $18
Hourly Rate
$10 - $18

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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