Executive Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $93K per year on average; Pediatric Physical Therapists are next on the list, bringing in close to $77K, followed by Human Resources Directors earning around $51K and Registered Nurses making about $45K. Case Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $34K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Birmingham, Ala.; Phoenix, Ariz. (around $74K), Little Rock, Ark. (about $58K), and New York, N.Y. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $45K) in Miami, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Arizona, where they average to $74K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $43K annually. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $39K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $44K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Occupational Therapists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $77K per year. At United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology receive the highest salaries at $66K.
Employees who count Organizational Development among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $125K annually. Pediatrics is a popular skill in the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) workforce; approximately one in seven of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers are also familiar with Case Management, Employee Relations, and Project Management.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a fair number of employees, and for the larger part of respondents, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.