Licensed Practical Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $20.39 per hour on average; Licensed Vocational Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $18.37, followed by Certified Nurse Assistants earning $11.99 and Caregivers making $11.43. Near the bottom at Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. are Housekeepers, pulling in an average of just around $9.96.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $19.33 per hour) can be spotted in Long Beach, Calif.; Fairfax, Va. (approximately $18.66), Atlanta, Ga. ($16.40), and Belmont, Calif. ($13.64) are the next top-paying cities. At $10.22, Los Angeles, Calif. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Pennsylvania pays Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. the most — around $15.21 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $13.70 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $11.81 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $36.63 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Applied Science (AAS); Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. awards around $17.09 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Geriatrics; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $15.19 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Elder Care; on the survey, a majority of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Long Term Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Hospice.
At Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Only 19 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of employees, and a majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and flexible hours.