When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $32.95 per hour) can be spotted in Hickory, N.C.; Denver, Colo. (approximately $27.16), Fort Collins, Colo. ($25.00), and Charlotte, N.C. ($20.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Kenesaw, Neb. — at $10.18, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Michigan pays Sava Senior Care the most — about $23.97 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are MDS Coordinators — their earnings average $33.51 per hour. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants are a close second at $28.49 along with Registered Nurses (about $23.81) and LVN & LPN Charge Nurses ($20.52). Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $11.26.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $17.49 per hour. The largest slice of the Sava Senior Care workforce (31 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $18.46 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make $28.86 per hour. Regarding pay and education, Sava Senior Care pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $30.00.
In this position, it pays to have Rehabilitation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $22.58 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Geriatrics; on the survey, the larger part of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Long Term Care, Elder Care, and Acute Care.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (45 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Sava Senior Care provides an optional 401(k) plan, and over one-half of workers participate. The larger part of respondents report having health insurance, and a little more than half of workers report having dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.