When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($25.10 per hour) can be spotted in Shelby Township, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla. (about $22.14), Baton Rouge, La. (around $17.00), and Bellevue, Wash. (approximately $12.25) are the next top-paying cities. Bethesda, Md. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $9.94. By state, Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. employees make the most in Florida, earning $21.86 per hour on average.
Maintenance Coordinators are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $22.57 per hour; Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistants, and Concierges also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $18.31, approximately $11.74, and around $11.00, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. are Caregivers — the median salary for this role approaches $9.50.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $16.45 per hour. The largest fraction of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $10.86 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Basic Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($18.62 per hour) than those without credentials. At Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest pay at about $18.75.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Office in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $18.65 per hour. Elder Care is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about two-fifths of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Geriatrics, and Home Health/Home Care.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent receive paid vacation, and only 22 percent get sick leave. A majority of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of survey participants and dental coverage for a little over a half of workers. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.