When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $58.58 per hour) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Austin, Texas (approximately $43.00), Gainesville, Ga. ($25.00), and Denver, Colo. ($25.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Columbus, N.C.; in fact, at $13.80 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Idaho, where the average salary is around $41.25 per hour.
Physical Therapists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $46.20 per hour on average; Physical Therapist Assistants are next on the list, bringing in close to $35.89, followed by Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants earning about $29.48 and Home Health Nurses making $26.53. Medical Records Specialists at Encompass Home Health do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (around $14.22 on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $27.00 per hour. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $19.30 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Encompass Home Health employees (25 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $27.98 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
National Board for Certification In Occupational Therapys have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $36.00 per hour. The best paid folks at Encompass Home Health have an Associate of Science (AS), earning $38.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Geriatrics; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $35.45 per hour. A common skill in Encompass Home Health's work force is Home Health/Home Care; the greater part of survey participants report using it on the job. Wound Care, Hospice, and Elder Care are also desirable skills.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
18 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in ten employees get sick leave. The larger part of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of employees, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, car allowences/expenses/mileage reimbursement, and a casual working environment.