When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $28.00 per hour) can be spotted in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Erie, Pa. (about $19.75), Lowell, Mass. ($19.62), and Kansas City, Mo. ($14.03) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of San Antonio, Texas — at $10.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, The Mentor Network employees make the most in Michigan, earning around $20.50 per hour on average.
Medical Billing Specialists earn the highest median pay at $17.13 per hour, followed by Licensed Practical Nurses ($16.90), Residency Program Coordinators (about $14.12), and Human Resources Coordinators (approximately $13.75). Direct Support Professionals are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $10.04.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $13.17 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $11.19 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $25.00 per hour for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants; non-accredited workers make much less. The Mentor Network provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in $28.97 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Billing; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $16.00 per hour. A common skill in The Mentor Network's work force is Home Health/Home Care; more than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Disability Support, Training, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of workers receiving paid vacation and 23 percent receiving paid sick days. A fair number of employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A majority of respondents can count on health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. The Mentor Network employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.