Resident Care Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $26.50 per hour on average; Licensed Practical Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $19.31, followed by Maintenance Directors earning around $17.36 and Activity Directors making $16.25. On the lower end are Resident Assistants at about $8.00 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($22.00 per hour) can be spotted in Puyallup, Wash.; Auburn, Mass. (around $20.00), Sarasota, Fla. (about $20.00), and the company's headquarter city of Seattle, Wash. ($19.75) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $11.75, Vacaville, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Washington offers the highest pay at $18.57 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $12.81 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Emeritus, Assisted Living folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $11.23 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $27.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Emeritus, Assisted Living compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at $19.18 per hour.
Employees who count Human Resources among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $19.25 per hour. A common skill in Emeritus, Assisted Living's work force is Elder Care; more than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Geriatrics, Long Term Care, and Home Health/Home Care.
Emeritus, Assisted Living's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent receive paid vacation, and only 45 percent get sick leave. The larger part of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and a majority of respondents get dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.