The highest average salaries go to Licensed Practical Nurses, who bring in close to $19.04 per hour, though Receptionists are not far behind at $11.04 along with Certified Nurse Assistants ($10.70) and Medication Aides (around $10.63). Earning only approximately $8.98 on average, Servers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $18.70 per hour) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; Austin, Texas (around $15.21), Richmond, Va. (about $14.50), and Colorado Springs, Colo. ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $10.29) is Greensboro, N.C. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Ohio; pay there average to $14.71 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $12.22 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.03 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $22.68 per hour for Basic Life Support Specialists; non-accredited workers make much less. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. compensates Master of Education (MEd)-holders the most at about $40.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Rehabilitation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $29.88 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Elder Care; on the survey, about one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Geriatrics, Long Term Care, and Home Health/Home Care.
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
Only 22 percent at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. enjoy paid vacation time, and just 7 percent can take sick leave. A majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. provides health insurance to the larger part of survey participants, and more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and stock options.