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Average Hourly Rate for Home Health and Hospice Care Employees

Home Health and Hospice Care workers report earning an average of $15.83 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $22.00. Home Health and Hospice Care paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your city and your experience level are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

Key Stats for Home Health and Hospice Care


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
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