Nearing the top of the pay scale are Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Registered Nurses, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $38.92 per hour, the other salaries come in at around $29.10, about $28.74, and $26.79, respectively. Certified Nurse Assistants at Kindred Healthcare do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($12.16 on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($30.97 per hour) can be spotted in San Francisco, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo. (around $29.07), Chicago, Ill. ($26.44), and Fort Worth, Texas (about $25.00) are the next top-paying cities. Louisville, Ky. ranks low on the pay scale — at $18.77, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Illinois, where they average to $28.57 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $23.27 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $21.98 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $30.65 per hour for Registered Nurses; non-accredited workers make much less. Employees who have a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) make the most here, hauling in $39.21 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Geriatrics; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $27.07 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Long Term Care; on the survey, nearly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Rehabilitation, Acute Care, and Elder Care are also desirable skills.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A fifth of workers have paid vacation, and only about one in ten employees can take paid time off for illness. A majority of survey participants save for retirement through Kindred Healthcare's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of employees and dental coverage for a majority of employees. Kindred Healthcare also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.