Average Hourly Rate for Home Health and Hospice Care Employees

On average, Home Health and Hospice Care employees receive $15.59 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $22.00. The most important factor affecting pay for Home Health and Hospice Care employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and where you live play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Home Health and Hospice Care
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (12)
$7.83 - $15.66  
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (12)
Hourly Rate$7.83 - $15.66  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (7)
$18.97 - $38.51  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (7)
Hourly Rate$18.97 - $38.51  
[+]Administrative Assistant (6)
$9.19 - $17.48  
[+]Administrative Assistant (6)
Hourly Rate$9.19 - $17.48  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (5)
$13.52 - $22.65  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (5)
Hourly Rate$13.52 - $22.65  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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Earning around $29.70 per hour on average, Hospice Registered Nurses receive the most money, followed by Registered Nurses ($24.90), Hospice Social Workers (approximately $24.50), and Licensed Practical Nurses (about $16.67). Earning only $9.50 on average, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $19.00 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Home Health and Hospice Care people (39 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $13.48 per hour on average.


Residents of Jackson, Miss. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $21.34 per hour; other top-paying cities include Greenville, S.C. ($12.50) and Houston, Texas (approximately $8.63). Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $28.75 per hour) in Mississippi.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $29.00 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding pay and education, Home Health and Hospice Care pays those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing the most — $38.73.


Employees who count Case Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $21.50 per hour. Home Health/Home Care also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; over a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Hospice, Elder Care, and Geriatrics were also reported by many survey participants.


Home Health and Hospice Care's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

With an eye toward the future, Home Health and Hospice Care offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A majority of employees receive health insurance, and just over a half of workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Home Health and Hospice Care


86 %
14 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $25
Hourly Rate
$12 - $35
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
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