When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $46.80 per hour) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Boston, Mass. ($41.00), Austin, Texas ($40.00), and Denver, Colo. (approximately $27.50) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Dallas, Texas at about $18.64. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Idaho; pay there average to $33.43 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Physical Therapist Assistants, who bring in close to $35.55 per hour, though Registered Nurses are not far behind at $32.00 along with Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (about $30.23) and Home Health Nurses (around $25.00). Encompass Home Health hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Medical Records Specialists (approximately $14.21 on average).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $18.12 per hour. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $24.77 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $27.98 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants earn around $30.40 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) at Encompass Home Health come out on top, and their salaries approach $32.56 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Physical Therapy among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $43.63 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Home Health/Home Care; the greater part consider it a key competency. Geriatrics, Wound Care, and Hospice were also reported by many survey participants.
Encompass Home Health'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
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Encompass Home Health gives paid vacation days to 19 percent and sick leave to 9 percent. A majority of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A strong majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and car allowances/expenses/mileage reimbursement.