The highest average salaries go to Physical Therapists, who bring in close to around $38.82 per hour, though Physical Therapist Assistants are not far behind at $29.27 along with Registered Nurses (approximately $28.97) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants ($26.77). Certified Nurse Assistants make an average $12.08, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $31.78 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Kansas City, Mo. ($30.52), Chicago, Ill. ($26.49), and Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $25.89) are the next top-paying cities. At about $18.21, Louisville, Ky. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Kindred Healthcare's U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home $25.98 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Kindred Healthcare for between five and 10 years earn around $23.21 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Kindred Healthcare employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $21.81 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks ($30.65 per hour) than those without credentials. Kindred Healthcare compensates Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)-holders the most at $42.44 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Geriatrics; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $26.62 per hour. Long Term Care is regularly seen around here; approximately one-fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Rehabilitation, Acute Care, and Elder Care are also desirable skills.
Kindred Healthcare's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Kindred Healthcare lets only one in six employees take paid vacation and only 8 percent take sick leave. A majority of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The larger part of employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Kindred Healthcare employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.