Nearing the top of the pay scale are MDS Coordinators, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Registered Nurses, and LVN & LPN Charge Nurses; while the first receives the highest median pay at $33.51 per hour, the other salaries come in at $28.74, approximately $22.82, and $20.09, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $11.35.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $32.95 per hour) can be spotted in Hickory, N.C.; Denver, Colo. ($27.16), Fort Collins, Colo. (about $25.00), and Charlotte, N.C. ($20.00) are the next top-paying cities. Colorado Springs, Colo. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $14.00. By state, Michigan offers the highest pay at around $23.97 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $18.98 per hour. The largest fraction of Sava Senior Care people (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $18.59 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn $28.86 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Sava Senior Care workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning approximately $30.00 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Rehabilitation; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $24.00 per hour. Geriatrics also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; a majority of employees surveyed report using it at work. Long Term Care, Elder Care, and Acute Care were also reported by many survey participants.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Sava Senior Care's employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Half of workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. The larger part of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At Sava Senior Care, just over a half of workers have health insurance, and a little over a half of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.