When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $81.00 per hour) can be spotted in San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. (about $74.87), New York, N.Y. (approximately $72.21), and Seattle, Wash. ($53.00) are the next top-paying cities. At $32.50, Los Angeles, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $60.68 per hour.
General Contractors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $44.04 per hour — though Tutors, Carpenters, and Maids or Housekeepers also do fairly well at approximately $30.84, about $20.11, and $19.65, respectively. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only $11.86 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $19.69 per hour. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $15.68 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Self-Employed folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average $36.06 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Psychologists earn around $144.02798563671206 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at Self-Employed have a Doctorate (PhD), Clinical Psychology, earning $144.82758620689648 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Adobe Photoshop; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $55.00 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Project Management; less than ten percent consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Editing.
Benefits and Perks
Less than ten percent of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly one-seventh of workers, and for less than ten percent of workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, flexible hours, none (contract-based), a company cell phone, optional telecommute / work from home, and free drinks.