Nearing the top of the pay scale are Physical Therapists, Registered Nurse Supervisors, Registered Nurses, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $35.97 per hour, the other salaries come in at $32.70, approximately $28.39, and $27.91, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants make an average $11.45, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $35.42 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Fort Worth, Texas ($25.91), Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $22.60), and Louisville, Ky. ($20.59) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($17.43) in Houston, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is around $30.54 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $22.33 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Kindred Healthcare folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $20.33 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $30.59 per hour. The best paid folks at Kindred Healthcare have a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology, earning $41.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Rehabilitation seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $26.38 per hour. Geriatrics also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; over a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Elder Care are also desirable skills.
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
Only one in four survey participants at Kindred Healthcare enjoy paid vacation time, and just an eighth of survey participants can take sick leave. A solid majority of survey participants take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Kindred Healthcare sponsors. Health insurance is part of the package for a majority of survey participants, and for the larger part of employees, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and free drinks.