Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $16.78 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $14.00 per hour on average.
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Minnesota, where the average salary is around $30.00 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Licensed Clinical Social Workers — their earnings average approximately $33.00 per hour. Registered Nurses are a close second at $29.50 along with Hospice Registered Nurses (about $27.55) and Licensed Practical Nurses ($18.55). Personal Care Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $11.10.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks (around $31.50 per hour) than those without credentials. Home Health and Hospice Care workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are also well compensated, earning approximately $40.50 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 about $25.00 per hour. Home Health/Home Care is a popular skill in the Home Health and Hospice Care workforce; roughly one-half of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Many workers usually know Geriatrics, Hospice, and Long Term Care as well.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Home Health and Hospice Care gives paid vacation days to a third of respondents and sick leave to an eighth of employees. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For a majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. Home Health and Hospice Care also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.