Average Hourly Rate for Home Health and Hospice Care Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which bumps median pay up to $24.49), people who work for Home Health and Hospice Care earn a median wage of $16.17 per hour. Your role at the company influences pay for Home Health and Hospice Care workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The highest average salaries go to Hospice Social Workers, who bring in close to $33.00 per hour, though Hospice Registered Nurses are not far behind at approximately $31.00 along with Registered Nurses ($24.81) and Licensed Practical Nurses (about $16.67). Financial compensation for Hospice Aides is rather low — on average only $10.16 — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $27.19 per hour) can be spotted in Manchester, N.H.; Jackson, Miss. (approximately $21.34), Greenville, S.C. ($12.50), and Houston, Texas ($8.63) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Home Health and Hospice Care employees make the most in Mississippi, earning about $28.75 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $20.00 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $14.00 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $29.00 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Home Health and Hospice Care workers who hold an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing are also well compensated, earning around $38.73 on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Hospice Care; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $31.00 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Home Health/Home Care; on the survey, more than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Hospice, Elder Care, and Case Management.


Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Home Health and Hospice Care provides health insurance to a majority of workers, and a little more than half of workers do receive dental coverage. Home Health and Hospice Care also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, and a casual working environment.

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