When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($32.50 per hour) can be spotted in Boston, Mass.; Lowell, Mass. (approximately $31.11), Newport, Vt. (about $26.96), and Pittsburgh, Pa. ($17.10) are the next top-paying cities. Vero Beach, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $10.49. By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at $31.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $15.55 per hour. The largest slice of the VNA Healthcare workforce (34 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $16.30 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Primary Care Registered Nurse (RN)s, who bring in close to $35.51 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at $30.49 along with Physical Therapist Assistants ($29.00) and Hospice Registered Nurses (approximately $28.00). VNA Healthcare hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Home Health Scheduling Coordinators ($22.20 on average).
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $41.25 per hour for Licensed Physical Therapists; non-accredited workers make much less. At VNA Healthcare, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS) receive the highest pay at $55.05.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Home Health/Home Care; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $28.23 per hour. Geriatrics is a popular skill among VNA Healthcare workers, with close to a sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers usually know Hospice, Customer Service, and Elder Care as well.
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
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a strong majority of employees and dental coverage for the larger part of survey participants. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, 401(a), flexible hours, and life insurance.