When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $25.88 per hour) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Lakeland, Fla. ($20.43), Jacksonville, Fla. (about $18.49), and Independence, Va. ($17.75) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $10.00) is Palm Harbor, Fla. By state, Consulate Health Care employees make the most in Ohio, earning approximately $20.00 per hour on average.
The highest paychecks go to MDS Coordinators, who earn an average $23.97 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Nurses (approximately $22.38), Licensed Practical Nurses (about $18.21), and Admissions Coordinators ($17.50). Among the lower-paid positions at Consulate Health Care are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches $10.17.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $15.54 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Consulate Health Care folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $17.38 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $28.53 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At Consulate Health Care, employees who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) receive the highest pay at $26.59.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $23.36 per hour. Geriatrics is a popular skill among Consulate Health Care workers, with more than two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Long Term Care, Elder Care, and Wound Care.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 30 percent receiving paid vacation and close to a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. A majority of survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Consulate Health Care sponsors. Consulate Health Care provides health insurance to the larger part of workers, and approximately one-half do receive dental coverage. Consulate Health Care folks also make good use of life insurance.