Average Hourly Rate for Home Health and Hospice Care Employees

Employees of Home Health and Hospice Care bring in an average of $16.17 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $24.49. The most important factor affecting pay for Home Health and Hospice Care employees is what you do at the company, though where you live and how long you've been working play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

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