Bringing in the most money are Physical Therapists — their earnings average approximately $35.27 per hour. Registered Nurse Supervisors are a close second at $33.04 along with Registered Nurses (about $28.00) and Physical Therapist Assistants (around $27.10). Kindred Healthcare hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Certified Nurse Assistants ($11.21 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($36.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Indianapolis, Ind. ($23.99), Houston, Texas (about $22.11), and Louisville, Ky. ($20.49) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Webster, Texas — at approximately $14.48, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to around $31.28 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $21.52 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $20.79 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Occupational Therapists receive bigger paychecks (around $38.67 per hour) than those without credentials. Regarding pay and education, Kindred Healthcare pays those with a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology the most — approximately $41.00.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Rehabilitation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $26.33 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Geriatrics; on the survey, over a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Elder Care.
Kindred Healthcare'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
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Kindred Healthcare gives paid vacation days to 31 percent and sick leave to one in seven workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Kindred Healthcare provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a strong majority of workers participate. Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of employees and dental coverage for the larger part of respondents. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.