The highest paychecks go to Physical Therapists, who earn an average about $35.97 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Nurse Supervisors (approximately $32.61), Registered Nurses (around $27.61), and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants ($26.44). Earning only $11.28 on average, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($33.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $23.40), Houston, Texas (around $22.11), and Louisville, Ky. ($20.49) are the next top-paying cities. At $17.27, Fort Worth, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to about $31.10 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Kindred Healthcare for between five and 10 years earn $21.16 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Kindred Healthcare people (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $20.57 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $35.08 per hour for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate Holders, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology make the most here, hauling in $41.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Rehabilitation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $26.66 per hour. Geriatrics is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; more than a third of Kindred Healthcare's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Elder Care.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in seven survey participants can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for the larger part of survey participants, and for the larger part of workers, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and free drinks.