Physical Therapists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $35.97 per hour; Registered Nurse Supervisors, Registered Nurses, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $32.71, $28.11, and $26.44, respectively. With salaries averaging $11.33, Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at Kindred Healthcare.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $33.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Indianapolis, Ind. (around $23.00), Houston, Texas (about $22.11), and Louisville, Ky. (approximately $20.49) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Denver, Colo.; in fact, at $19.58 it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at $30.93 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $21.44 per hour. The largest slice of the Kindred Healthcare workforce (30 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $19.37 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate Holders have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $35.08 per hour. The best paid folks at Kindred Healthcare have a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology, earning $41.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Rehabilitation; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $26.66 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Kindred Healthcare is Geriatrics, with over a third considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Elder Care.
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
Only 30 percent at Kindred Healthcare enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in eight employees can take sick leave. A solid majority of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. For the larger part of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and free drinks.