Average Hourly Rate for Kindred Healthcare Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $34.90), people who work for Kindred Healthcare earn a median wage of $23.66 per hour. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, geography and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Kindred Healthcare. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Health care, Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Kindred Health Care

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Physical Therapists represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $38.68 per hour — though Physical Therapist Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants also do fairly well at about $29.45, $28.71, and $27.57, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Kindred Healthcare are Certified Nurse Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $11.98.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($33.84 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; San Francisco, Calif. ($28.97), Fort Worth, Texas (approximately $27.92), and Houston, Texas (around $24.43) are the next top-paying cities. At about $18.39, Louisville, Ky. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Illinois pays Kindred Healthcare the most — $28.08 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $23.65 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $20.88 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $30.63 per hour. Kindred Healthcare provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — these employees rake in $36.12 per hour.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Geriatrics; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $26.21 per hour. Long Term Care is a popular skill among Kindred Healthcare workers, with roughly a fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Rehabilitation, 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

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Kindred Healthcare gives paid vacation days to 18 percent and sick leave to 7 percent. Kindred Healthcare sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. The larger part of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Kindred Healthcare


83 %
17 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $30
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$12 - $34
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1-4 years
5-9 years
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

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