When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Chicago, Ill. ($80K), Kenosha, Wisc. (about $66K), and Milwaukee, Wisc. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. Mchenry, Ill. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $46K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is around $81K per year.
Assisted Living Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $68K annually — though Wellness Directors of Residential Care & Assisted Living, Executive Directors, and Maintenance Directors also do fairly well at $59K, $48K, and $48K, respectively. Business Office Managers make an average approximately $43K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $48K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Senior Lifestyle Corporation employees (29 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $54K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $68K per year for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Licensed Practical Nurses with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $58K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Senior Lifestyle Corporation pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — $62K.
In this position, it pays to have Budgeting in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $63K per year. People Management is regularly seen around here; one in four of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Budget Management, Facility Maintenance & Coordination, and Human Resources.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for the larger part of survey participants, and for a majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone and a casual working environment.