When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($34.68 per hour) can be spotted in Olympia, Wash.; Lexington, Ky. (approximately $23.00), Memphis, Tenn. ($22.69), and Frederick, Md. ($17.76) are the next top-paying cities. At around $14.00, Federal Way, Wash. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Washington take home the most — about $27.50 per hour on average.
The highest paychecks go to Physical Therapist Assistants, who earn an average $36.00 per hour, closely trailed by Registered Nurses (approximately $26.59), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (about $25.00), and Licensed Practical Nurses (around $17.61). Office Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $15.72.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $18.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $18.25 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $27.50 per hour for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At LHC Group, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) receive the highest pay at around $28.97.
In this position, it pays to have Geriatrics in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $26.44 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Home Health/Home Care; roughly one in three consider it a key competency. Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Scheduling round out the set of key employee skills.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a quarter of employees receiving paid vacation and roughly one in ten workers receiving sick leave. The larger part of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of respondents also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and a casual working environment.