Physical Therapists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $42.60 per hour on average; Hospice Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $41.50, followed by Registered Nurses earning around $30.88 and Physical Therapist Assistants making $29.00. With salaries averaging about $22.20, Home Health Scheduling Coordinators are among the lowest paid at VNA Healthcare.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($31.11 per hour) can be spotted in Lowell, Mass.; Newport, Vt. ($26.96), Pittsburgh, Pa. (about $17.10), and Aurora, Ill. (approximately $12.24) are the next top-paying cities. Vero Beach, Fla. is near the bottom for pay at $11.03. By state, Massachusetts offers the highest pay at $27.73 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $20.00 per hour. The largest slice of the VNA Healthcare workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $16.30 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Physical Therapists, who make $42.60 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); VNA Healthcare awards $55.05 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Geriatrics; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $29.00 per hour. Home Health/Home Care is a popular skill among VNA Healthcare workers, with just over two-fifths of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Hospice, Customer Service, and Medicine / Surgery.
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
Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of workers, and for a majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include a company cell phone and life insurance.