When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $19.75 per hour) can be spotted in Erie, Pa.; Lowell, Mass. ($19.62), St. Paul, Minn. (around $15.75), and Minneapolis, Minn. ($12.04) are the next top-paying cities. At about $10.00, Tamworth, N.H. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Massachusetts; pay there average to $18.00 per hour.
Licensed Practical Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of $16.67 per hour; Human Resources Coordinators come in second with average earnings amounting to around $15.00, while Residency Program Coordinators and Direct Care Program Coordinators rank near the top as well (about $14.39 and $13.58, respectively). Disability Support Caregivers at The Mentor Network do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($10.00 on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $13.07 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (49 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $12.16 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Practical Nurses receive bigger paychecks ($15.34 per hour) than those without credentials. The highest-paying degree here is a Certificate (Cert), Practical Nursing; The Mentor Network awards $16.15 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Program Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $14.29 per hour. Home Health/Home Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; around two in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Disability Support, Cleaning, and Training were also reported by many survey participants.
At The Mentor Network, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
38 percent have paid vacation, and only about 18 percent can take paid time off for illness. The larger part of employees participate in a 401(k) program. For the larger part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of survey participants get dental coverage, too. The Mentor Network employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, and flexible hours.