The highest average salaries go to Hospice Social Workers, who bring in close to $33.00 per hour, though Hospice Registered Nurses are not far behind at approximately $31.00 along with Registered Nurses ($24.81) and Licensed Practical Nurses (about $16.67). Financial compensation for Hospice Aides is rather low — on average only $10.16 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $27.19 per hour) can be spotted in Manchester, N.H.; Jackson, Miss. (approximately $21.34), Greenville, S.C. ($12.50), and Houston, Texas ($8.63) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Home Health and Hospice Care employees make the most in Mississippi, earning about $28.75 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $20.00 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $14.00 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $29.00 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Home Health and Hospice Care workers who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing are also well compensated, earning around $38.73 on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Hospice Care; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $31.00 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Home Health/Home Care; on the survey, more than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Hospice, Elder Care, and Case Management.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Home Health and Hospice Care provides health insurance to a majority of workers, and a little more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. Home Health and Hospice Care also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.