When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($32.95 per hour) can be spotted in Hickory, N.C.; Denver, Colo. ($27.16), Fort Collins, Colo. ($25.00), and Charlotte, N.C. (approximately $20.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Kenesaw, Neb. — at about $10.18, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Michigan, where the average Sava Senior Care employee makes around $23.97 per hour.
MDS Coordinators are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $33.51 per hour on average; Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants are next on the list, bringing in close to about $28.49, followed by Registered Nurses earning around $23.81 and LVN & LPN Charge Nurses making approximately $20.52. On the lower end are Certified Nurse Assistants at $11.26 on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $17.49 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Sava Senior Care workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $18.46 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $28.86 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Sava Senior Care provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in about $30.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Rehabilitation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $22.58 per hour. Geriatrics is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Long Term Care, Elder Care, and Acute Care.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Merely 45 percent at Sava Senior Care earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Over one-half of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The larger part of survey participants report having health insurance, and slightly more than half of workers report having dental coverage. Sava Senior Care employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.