Average Hourly Rate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Employees

Chicago, Ill.-based Brookdale Senior Living Inc. hires for positions ranging from Certified Nurse Assistant to Licensed Practical Nurse in the nursing and residential care facilities. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. offers employees an average of $13.54 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $22.60. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workers, followed by geography and your experience level. 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

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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 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.

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Key Stats for Brookdale Senior Living Inc.


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

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