Average Hourly Rate for Kindred Healthcare Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $35.57), people who work for Kindred Healthcare earn a median wage of $23.58 per hour. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, your city and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Kindred Healthcare. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Health care, Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Kindred Health Care

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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.

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Key Stats for Kindred Healthcare


84 %
16 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $31
Hourly Rate
$12 - $35
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
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