Hospice Registered Nurses rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $29.70 per hour; Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to $24.81, while Hospice Social Workers and Licensed Practical Nurses rank near the top as well (approximately $24.50 and $16.67, respectively). Certified Nurse Assistants make an average around $9.96, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
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. Home Health and Hospice Care workers in Mississippi earn the most — $28.75 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $19.65 per hour. The largest fraction of Home Health and Hospice Care people (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $14.44 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $29.00 per hour. Home Health and Hospice Care compensates Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing-holders the most at $38.73 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Counseling; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $24.50 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at Home Health and Hospice Care is Home Health/Home Care, with more than a third considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Hospice, Elder Care, and Case Management.
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
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At Home Health and Hospice Care, around half have health insurance, and close to one-half have dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.