Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $27.83 per hour; MDS Coordinators come in second with average earnings amounting to about $26.09, while Physical Therapist Assistants and Registered Nurses rank near the top as well ($26.00 and $23.42, respectively). On the lower end are Housekeepers at approximately $8.61 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($29.17 per hour) can be spotted in Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn. (around $20.50), Bowling Green, Ky. (approximately $19.98), and Brockton, Mass. (about $17.37) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. — at $10.25, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Indiana; pay there average to $22.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $19.03 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Signature Healthcare, LLC folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $16.76 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant certainly has its perks — salaries approach $27.83 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Signature Healthcare, LLC come out on top, and their salaries approach around $35.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Medicine / Surgery; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $26.65 per hour. Long Term Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Geriatrics, Elder Care, and Acute Care were also reported by many survey participants.
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 majority of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A majority of workers can count on health insurance, and the larger part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as 401(a), flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.