Nearing the top of the pay scale are Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at $36.31 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $35.47, approximately $29.07, and $28.48, respectively. Kindred Healthcare hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Certified Nurse Assistants ($12.15 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $30.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Kansas City, Mo. (around $29.11), Fort Worth, Texas ($25.00), and Houston, Texas ($23.55) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Denver, Colo.; in fact, at $19.85 it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Missouri; pay there average to about $30.67 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $21.73 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Kindred Healthcare employees (31 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $22.19 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn $30.40 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding pay and education, Kindred Healthcare pays those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) the most — $51.50.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Rehabilitation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $27.46 per hour. A common skill in Kindred Healthcare's work force is Geriatrics; approximately one-third of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Elder Care.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Kindred Healthcare's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Kindred Healthcare; the company rewards only 22 percent with paid vacation time and only one in eight survey participants with sick leave. A majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. The larger part of survey participants can count on health insurance, and the larger part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Kindred Healthcare folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.