Average Hourly Rate for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Employees

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is a nursing and residential care facilities firm headquartered in Chicago, Ill. that hires for Certified Nurse Assistant positions, Licensed Practical Nurse roles, and more. The average pay for Brookdale Senior Living Inc. employees is $13.83 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $22.60. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and your experience level are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. 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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Registered Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of $26.93 per hour; Licensed Practical Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to around $19.35, while Maintenance Technicians and Administrative Assistants rank near the top as well (approximately $15.14 and $12.85, respectively). Near the bottom at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. are Servers, pulling in an average of just about $8.19.


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

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $14.43 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.35 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $28.99 per hour. 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.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Geriatrics; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $22.73 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is Elder Care; one in five of employees use it for work. Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.


Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. can sometimes lack paid time off; one in four employees get paid vacation days, and one in eight respondents receive paid sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a fair number of workers use it to save for retirement. The larger part of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. 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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$9 - $17
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Job Satisfaction

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

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