Earning approximately $31.00 on average, Hospice Registered Nurses receive the most money, followed by Hospice Social Workers ($26.50), Registered Nurses (around $24.94), and Licensed Practical Nurses ($17.30). On the lower end are Certified Nurse Assistants at about $9.42.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($25.75 per hour) can be spotted in Columbia; Jackson (about $24.87), New York (approximately $18.50), and Richmond ($13.75) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Houston — at $10.00, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Mississippi, where the average salary is $25.49 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is typically around $16.32 for those with five to nine years of experience. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns approximately $14.39 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks (about $26.79) than those without credentials. Basic Life Support Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $22.84 per hour. Home Health and Hospice Care provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) — these employees rake in $33.50 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Geriatrics in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $21.70. It's pretty common to find people here who know Home Health/Home Care; more than a third consider it a key competency. Hospice, Elder Care, and Case Management were also reported by many survey participants.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Home Health and Hospice Care's employees.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in four workers receiving paid vacation and just under one in five workers receiving sick leave. Home Health and Hospice Care helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Perks cover health insurance for more than half of workers and dental coverage for slightly more than half of workers. Some other perks are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.