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.