Resident Care Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $26.50 per hour; Licensed Practical Nurses, Maintenance Directors, and Activity Directors also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $19.31, around $17.36, and $16.25, respectively. Financial compensation for Certified Medication Technicians is rather low — on average only $10.00 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($22.00 per hour) can be spotted in Puyallup, Wash.; Auburn, Mass. (approximately $20.00), the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($19.75), and Sarasota, Fla. (around $19.00) are the next top-paying cities. Greenville, S.C. ranks low on the pay scale — at $10.48, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Emeritus, Assisted Living employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning about $20.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $13.11 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Emeritus, Assisted Living people (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $11.66 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $27.00 per hour. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in approximately $19.38 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Human Resources; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $19.10 per hour. A common skill in Emeritus, Assisted Living's work force is Elder Care; over a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Geriatrics, Long Term Care, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Just 35 percent receive paid time off. A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of workers use it to save for retirement. The larger part of respondents receive health insurance, and the larger part of employees get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.