The highest paychecks go to Registered Nurses, who earn an average $25.96 per hour, closely trailed by Licensed Practical Nurses ($19.32), Administrative Assistants ($12.85), and Certified Nurse Assistants (approximately $10.29). Servers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $8.13.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $24.96 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; Denver, Colo. (about $19.00), Milwaukee, Wisc. ($15.02), and Vernon Hills, Ill. ($12.21) are the next top-paying cities. Leesburg, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $9.93, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Ohio offers the highest pay at around $28.90 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $14.52 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Brookdale Senior Living Inc. workforce (44 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $12.68 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks (around $28.67 per hour) than those without credentials. The best paid folks at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT), earning $40.29 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Long Term Care; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $22.90 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is Geriatrics, with one in four considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Customer Service.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in four workers receiving paid vacation and one in seven workers receiving sick leave. A solid majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Brookdale Senior Living Inc., the larger part of respondents have health insurance, and the larger part of workers have dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and flexible hours.