Nearing the top of the pay scale are Resident Care Directors, Licensed Practical Nurses, Activity Directors, and Healthcare Business Office Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $28.90 per hour, the other salaries come in at $19.57, approximately $17.25, and $17.05, respectively. Certified Medication Technicians make an average about $10.00, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $20.10 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash.; Auburn, Mass. (approximately $20.00), Woodstock, Ga. ($12.63), and Greenville, S.C. (around $10.48) are the next top-paying cities. Emeritus, Assisted Living workers in Oregon earn the most — $19.75 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $12.87 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Emeritus, Assisted Living workforce (44 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $11.30 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks ($28.50 per hour) than those without credentials. Emeritus, Assisted Living compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at $19.52 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Human Resources in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $19.10 per hour. A common skill in Emeritus, Assisted Living's work force is Elder Care; about two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Geriatrics, Long Term Care, and Home Health/Home Care were also reported by many survey participants.
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
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only a third of survey participants. A majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A solid majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of respondents also include dental insurance. Emeritus, Assisted Living also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, gym membership, and free drinks.