Average Hourly Rate for Home Health and Hospice Care Employees

The average pay for Home Health and Hospice Care employees is $16.42 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $24.49. At Home Health and Hospice Care, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Hospice Registered Nurses are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $29.70 per hour on average; Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $24.00, followed by Licensed Practical Nurses earning approximately $17.30 and Administrative Assistants making around $12.49. Hospice Aides at Home Health and Hospice Care do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($10.16 on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($27.19 per hour) can be spotted in Manchester, N.H.; Jackson, Miss. ($25.68), Merrimack, N.H. ($17.75), and Greenville, S.C. (about $12.50) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $8.63) in Houston, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of approximately $29.28 per hour) in Mississippi.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $20.00 per hour. The largest slice of the Home Health and Hospice Care workforce (44 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $13.48 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $26.30 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing at Home Health and Hospice Care come out on top, and their salaries approach $38.73 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Hospice Care; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $25.31 per hour. A common skill in Home Health and Hospice Care's work force is Home Health/Home Care; more than a third of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Hospice, Geriatrics, and Elder Care.


At Home Health and Hospice Care, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Slightly more than half of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for just over a half of workers also include dental insurance. Home Health and Hospice Care employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.

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