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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 $15.88 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $22.96. At Home Health and Hospice Care, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Hospice Registered Nurses earn the highest median pay at about $29.70 per hour, followed by Registered Nurses ($24.81), Hospice Social Workers ($24.50), and Licensed Practical Nurses ($16.67). On the lower end are Certified Nurse Assistants at around $9.96 on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $27.19 per hour) can be spotted in Manchester, N.H.; Jackson, Miss. ($21.34), Greenville, S.C. (around $12.50), and Houston, Texas ($8.63) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in Mississippi take home the most — $28.75 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $20.00 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Home Health and Hospice Care employees (38 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $14.44 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $29.00 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Home Health and Hospice Care, employees who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing receive the highest pay at $38.73.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Counseling; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $24.50 per hour. Home Health/Home Care is a popular skill in the Home Health and Hospice Care workforce; roughly one in three of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Some other standard skills here 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

Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For a majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a little more than half of workers get dental coverage, too. Perks 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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