The highest paychecks go to Registered Nurses, who earn an average $25.96 per hour, closely trailed by Sales and Marketing Managers (around $21.21), Licensed Practical Nurses ($19.32), and Administrative Assistants (approximately $12.85). On the lower end are Servers at $8.13 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $24.96 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Denver, Colo. ($19.00), Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $17.75), and Milwaukee, Wisc. ($15.02) are the next top-paying cities. Colorado Springs, Colo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $11.00. The highest pay by state can be found in Ohio, where pay average out at about $28.90 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $14.52 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $12.68 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make $28.99 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) make the most here, hauling in approximately $40.29 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Long Term Care seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $27.26 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is Geriatrics, with about one in four considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Customer Service.
Brookdale Senior Living Inc.'s employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Brookdale Senior Living Inc. gives paid vacation days to 28 percent and sick leave to one-seventh of workers. A fair number of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The larger part of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and flexible hours.