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Average Hourly Rate for Home Health and Hospice Care Employees

Expected pay for Home Health and Hospice Care workers is around $15.43 per hour, with overtime bringing in $21.49. Though geography and how long you've been working do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Home Health and Hospice Care. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

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Employer: Home Health and Hospice Care
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (18)
$7.97 - $14.66  
[-]Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) (18)
Hourly Rate$7.97 - $14.66  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
$19.63 - $45.69  
[+]Registered Nurse (RN) (10)
Hourly Rate$19.63 - $45.69  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (6)
$13.58 - $23.19  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (6)
Hourly Rate$13.58 - $23.19  
[+]Social Worker, Hospice (6)
$19.08 - $38.88  
[+]Social Worker, Hospice (6)
Hourly Rate$19.08 - $38.88  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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Hospice Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $31.00; Hospice Social Workers are next on the list, bringing in close to $26.50, followed by Registered Nurses earning approximately $24.94 and Licensed Practical Nurses making $17.30. At $9.42, Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at Home Health and Hospice Care.


Median pay is highest in Columbia (around $25.75 per hour), followed by Jackson (approximately $24.87), New York (around $18.50), and Richmond ($13.75). On the lower end is Houston at $10.00. By state, Home Health and Hospice Care pays its Mississippi employees the most; the pay rate there is $25.49 per hour.

Years of Experience

Once employees enter the five- to ten-year zone, average pay hits the about $16.32 mark. By and large, the biggest segment of Home Health and Hospice Care's workforce (35 percent) have been working for one to four years and take home $14.39 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $26.79. Basic Life Support Specialists also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of about $22.84 per hour. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Home Health and Hospice Care — these employees make the most at $33.50 per hour.


Skill-wise, employees who report Geriatrics as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning around $21.70 on average. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Home Health/Home Care; over a third deem it necessary for work. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Hospice, Elder Care, and Case Management.


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

Benefits and Perks

A quarter of workers have paid vacation, and only about 18 percent can take paid time off for illness. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of workers and dental coverage for more than half of workers. Other privileges include life insurance, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

87 %
13 %
Hourly Rate
$9 - $24
Hourly Rate
$15 - $35
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

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