Registered Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of $27.54 per hour; LPN Charge Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to about $23.01, while Licensed Practical Nurses and Social Services Directors rank near the top as well (approximately $19.83 and $18.38, respectively). Near the bottom at Trilogy Health Services, LLC are Dietary Aides, pulling in an average of just $10.44.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $14.99 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $15.52 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $21.84 per hour) can be spotted in Lexington, Ky.; Louisville, Ky. (around $21.48), Anderson, Ind. (approximately $16.00), and Scottsburg, Ind. ($15.84) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Toledo, Ohio at $13.72. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Michigan; pay there average to $24.85 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make $28.74 per hour. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Health Care Administration make the most here, hauling in $39.18 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Geriatrics; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $18.55 per hour. Long Term Care is a popular skill in the Trilogy Health Services, LLC workforce; the larger part of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Elder Care, Hospice, and Rehabilitation.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of workers have paid vacation, and only about one in eight employees can take paid time off for illness. To plan for old age, a majority of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of workers, and for a majority of respondents, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and supplemental maternity leave.