By state, Texas offers the highest pay at about $21.00 per hour.
The highest paychecks go to Registered Nurses, who earn an average $25.60 per hour, closely trailed by Mental Health Therapists (around $21.63), Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists ($19.80), and Discharge Planners ($17.50). Mental Health Technicians at Acadia Hospital do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $10.60 on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $16.72 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $16.89 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $25.00 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Acadia Hospital, employees who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) receive the highest pay at $26.75.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Geriatrics; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $25.00 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Acadia Hospital is Psychiatric, with just over a fifth considering it a key competency. Counseling, Case Management, and Group Therapy are also desirable skills.
Acadia Hospital'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
Paid time off is hard to come by at Acadia Hospital; the company rewards only 43 percent with paid vacation time and only one in seven employees with sick leave. Acadia Hospital helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of workers, and a majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance.