Average Hourly Rate for Home Health and Hospice Care Employees

Median pay for Home Health and Hospice Care workers sits around $19.39 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $21.00. The most important factor affecting pay for Home Health and Hospice Care employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Home Health and Hospice Care Hourly Rate


Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
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Registered Nurse (RN)
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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
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  • Updated: 19 Jun 2017
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Licensed Clinical Social Workers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $33.00 per hour; Registered Nurses come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $29.50, while Hospice Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses rank near the top as well ($27.55 and $18.55, respectively). With salaries averaging around $11.10, Personal Care Assistants are among the lowest paid at Home Health and Hospice Care.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Home Health and Hospice Care for between five and 10 years earn about $16.78 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $14.00 per hour.


Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Maine, where they average to around $25.58 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Registered Nurses, who make $26.02 per hour. At Home Health and Hospice Care, employees who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) receive the highest pay at approximately $25.49.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Hospice Care; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $25.00 per hour. A garden variety skill at Home Health and Hospice Care is Home Health/Home Care; slightly more than half of Home Health and Hospice Care's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Geriatrics, Hospice, and Wound Care.


At Home Health and Hospice Care, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

29 percent receive paid vacation, and only one-seventh of survey participants get sick leave. Home Health and Hospice Care workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. The larger part of workers receive health insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

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