Resident Care Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $26.50 per hour on average; Licensed Practical Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $19.31, followed by Maintenance Directors earning $17.36 and Activity Directors making $16.25. Among the lower-paid positions at Emeritus, Assisted Living are Resident Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches around $8.00.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $22.00 per hour) can be spotted in Puyallup, Wash.; Auburn, Mass. ($20.00), Sarasota, Fla. (approximately $20.00), and the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($19.75) are the next top-paying cities. Greenville, S.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $10.48, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Emeritus, Assisted Living workers in Massachusetts earn the most — $20.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $12.71 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Emeritus, Assisted Living people (45 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $11.33 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $27.00 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $19.18 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Human Resources; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $19.10 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Elder Care; over a third consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Geriatrics, Long Term Care, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.
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
Only 37 percent at Emeritus, Assisted Living enjoy paid vacation time, and just 45 percent can take sick leave. A majority of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.