The highest paychecks go to Physical Therapists, who earn an average about $39.26 per hour, closely trailed by MDS Coordinators ($25.18), Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants ($24.87), and Registered Nurses (around $24.02). Near the bottom at Signature Healthcare, LLC are Housekeepers, pulling in an average of just $8.51.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $26.50 per hour) can be spotted in Lexington, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn. (about $21.27), Brockton, Mass. ($18.88), and Louisville, Ky. ($17.15) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $13.95) is Lafayette, Ind. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of North Carolina; pay there average to approximately $20.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $12.43 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $13.68 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $27.16 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN); Signature Healthcare, LLC awards around $28.55 to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Wound Care in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $20.43 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Long Term Care; around half consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Geriatrics, Elder Care, and Rehabilitation as well.
Signature Healthcare, LLC's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Signature Healthcare, LLC sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of employees use this option to save for their retirement. For the larger part of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a little over a half of workers get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include life insurance and a subsidized cell phone.