Physical Therapist Assistants are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $31.92 per hour; Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $28.00, around $25.92, and approximately $20.91, respectively. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only $12.75 — relative to the rest of the company.
Residents of Albuquerque, N.M. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $20.21 per hour; other top-paying cities include Boise, Idaho (approximately $13.60) and Zanesville, Ohio (about $12.00). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Florida pays Genesis Healthcare Systems the most — $27.96 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $15.38 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Genesis Healthcare Systems workforce (44 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $22.96 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $32.09 per hour. Genesis Healthcare Systems provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — these employees rake in $26.33 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Geriatrics; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $26.69 per hour. A common skill in Genesis Healthcare Systems' work force is Long Term Care; over a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Rehabilitation, Elder Care, and Electronic Medical Records.
Benefits and Perks
One in eight respondents have paid vacation, and only about a fifth of employees can take paid time off for illness. A majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of workers, and a majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. The list of perks also includes life insurance, 401(a), and flexible hours.