When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($32.95 per hour) can be spotted in Hickory, N.C.; Denver, Colo. ($27.96), Fort Collins, Colo. (approximately $25.00), and Charlotte, N.C. (about $20.00) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $9.14) in Levelland, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Sava Senior Care's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Michigan earn the most, taking home $23.97 per hour.
MDS Coordinators are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $32.20 per hour; Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Registered Nurses, and LVN & LPN Charge Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $28.96, $23.81, and approximately $20.09, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants make an average around $11.14, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Sava Senior Care for between five and 10 years earn about $17.43 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $19.07 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn $29.31 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at Sava Senior Care have a Bachelor's Degree, earning around $30.00 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Rehabilitation; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $22.24 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Geriatrics; on the survey, the larger part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Long Term Care, Elder Care, and Acute Care.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 43 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and close to one-half use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of survey participants, and over one-half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.