Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $27.45 per hour on average; Licensed Practical Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to around $19.13, followed by Certified Nurse Assistants earning about $10.89 and Receptionists making $10.89. Earning only approximately $10.12 on average, Resident Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($18.11 per hour) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; Richmond, Va. ($16.00), Austin, Texas ($15.37), and Jacksonville, Fla. (about $12.75) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Charlotte, N.C. — at around $11.80, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. employees make the most in Colorado, earning $14.87 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $13.26 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.11 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Basic Life Support Specialists, who make around $22.67 per hour. It pays to have a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. — these employees make the most at approximately $40.00 per hour.
Employees who count Geriatrics among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $19.54 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is Elder Care; roughly one in three of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Long Term Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Customer Service.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Brookdale Senior Living Inc.'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
A fifth of employees have paid vacation, and only about 7 percent can take paid time off for illness. To plan for old age, the larger part of respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. The larger part of workers can count on health insurance, and the larger part of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, life insurance, 401(a), and free drinks.