Physical Therapists rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $35.97 per hour; Registered Nurse Supervisors come in second with average earnings amounting to $32.70, while Registered Nurses and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants rank near the top as well ($28.39 and $27.91, respectively). Near the bottom at Kindred Healthcare are Certified Nurse Assistants, pulling in an average of just about $11.45.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $35.42 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; Fort Worth, Texas (about $25.91), Indianapolis, Ind. ($22.60), and Louisville, Ky. (approximately $20.59) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is near the bottom for pay at $17.43. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at around $30.54 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $22.33 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $20.33 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn around $30.59 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have a Master of Science (MS), Speech-Language Pathology make the most here, hauling in $41.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Rehabilitation among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $26.38 per hour. Geriatrics is a popular skill among Kindred Healthcare workers, with over a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Long Term Care, Acute Care, and Elder Care round out the set of key employee skills.
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
One in four survey participants have paid vacation, and only about an eighth of survey participants can take paid time off for illness. A strong majority of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of survey participants and dental coverage for the larger part of employees. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and free drinks.