Bringing in the most money are Pediatric Physical Therapists — their earnings average $77K annually. Human Resources Directors are a close second at about $51K along with Registered Nurses (approximately $45K) and Service Coordinators ($37K). Financial compensation for Case Managers is rather low — on average only around $34K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K per year) can be spotted in Birmingham, Ala.; Phoenix, Ariz. (around $61K), Little Rock, Ark. (about $58K), and New York, N.Y. ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Miami, Fla. — at $40K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Arizona; salaries there average to $61K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $41K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $43K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make approximately $43K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Physical Therapist certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $77K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Specialist can certainly pay off here; those folks make $67K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) awards about $66K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Organizational Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $125K per year. Folks here also tend to know Employee Relations; on the survey, about an eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Pediatrics, Microsoft Office, and Case Management.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)'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
Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A fair number of workers report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.