The highest average salaries go to Hospice Registered Nurses, who bring in close to around $29.49 per hour, though Hospice Chaplains are not far behind at approximately $25.00 along with Registered Nurses ($23.97) and Licensed Vocational Nurses ($23.21). Financial compensation for Certified Home Health Aides is rather low — on average only about $14.07 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($33.33 per hour) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $29.72), Jacksonville, Fla. ($27.94), and Milpitas, Calif. ($26.75) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in San Diego, Calif.; in fact, at around $20.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Connecticut pays VITAS Innovative Hospice Care the most — about $34.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $25.89 per hour. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $22.70 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $25.19 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses receive bigger paychecks ($30.79 per hour) than those without credentials. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care — these employees make the most at $22.92 per hour.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Hospice Care; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $29.17 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is Hospice, with roughly two in five considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Home Health/Home Care, Case Management, and Bereavement Counseling.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the larger part of workers participate. A solid majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.