Hospice Social Workers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $33.00 per hour; Hospice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $31.00, approximately $24.81, and around $16.67, respectively. Home Health and Hospice Care hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Hospice Aides ($10.16 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.19 per hour) can be spotted in Manchester, N.H.; Jackson, Miss. (about $21.34), Greenville, S.C. ($12.50), and Houston, Texas ($8.63) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Mississippi, where the average salary is $28.75 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $20.00 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (43 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $14.00 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $29.00 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing make the most here, hauling in approximately $38.73 per hour.
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. A relatively widespread skill at Home Health and Hospice Care is Home Health/Home Care; over a third of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Hospice, Elder Care, and Case Management.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A majority of survey participants receive health insurance, and over one-half of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a company cell phone, and a casual working environment.