When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $27.51 per hour) can be spotted in Lakeland, Fla.; Columbus, Ohio ($25.88), Jacksonville, Fla. (around $18.49), and Independence, Va. (about $17.75) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Ishpeming, Mich. — at $12.87, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across Consulate Health Care's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Ohio earn the most, taking home $21.38 per hour.
MDS Coordinators earn the highest median pay at approximately $23.97 per hour, followed by Registered Nurse Supervisors ($23.34), Registered Nurses ($22.38), and Licensed Practical Nurses (around $18.21). Near the bottom at Consulate Health Care are Certified Nurse Assistants, pulling in an average of just about $10.00.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $15.25 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Consulate Health Care employees (40 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $17.80 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $28.53 per hour for Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certifieds; non-accredited workers make much less. Consulate Health Care compensates Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)-holders the most at about $26.59 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $23.36 per hour. Geriatrics is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one-half of Consulate Health Care's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Long Term Care, Elder Care, and Wound Care.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Consulate Health Care can sometimes lack paid time off; a quarter of survey participants get paid vacation days, and one in six survey participants receive paid sick leave. A majority of survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Consulate Health Care sponsors. Slightly more than half of workers can count on health insurance, and roughly one-half have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance.