When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $25.10 per hour) can be spotted in Shelby Township, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla. ($22.14), Baton Rouge, La. (approximately $17.00), and Prairie Village, Kan. (about $14.63) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at $11.00, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Florida pays Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. the most — $21.86 per hour on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Maintenance Coordinators, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistants, and Patient Care Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $22.57 per hour, the other salaries come in at $18.31, about $12.01, and $10.81, respectively. Caregivers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $9.74.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $16.45 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. employees (44 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $11.09 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn approximately $46.65 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. At Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at around $18.75.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Word; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $18.86 per hour. A garden variety skill at Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. is Elder Care; more than two-fifths of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Geriatrics, Customer Service, and Long Term Care.
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.'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
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a third of employees receiving paid vacation and just over a fifth of workers receiving sick leave. The larger part of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., more than half of workers have health insurance, and over one-half of workers have dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.