Hospice Nurse Case Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $37.64 per hour on average; Hospice Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to about $34.15, followed by Hospice Chaplains earning approximately $27.32 and Registered Nurses making $27.07. With salaries averaging $12.30, Certified Nurse Assistants are among the lowest paid at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $38.58 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Walnut Creek, Calif. ($38.00), Chicago, Ill. (around $30.00), and Fort Worth, Texas (approximately $26.40) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Orlando, Fla. at $21.54. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to $33.98 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $24.67 per hour. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $25.60 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $25.33 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $33.47 per hour. The highest-paying degree here is a Certificate (Cert), Nursing; VITAS Innovative Hospice Care awards $32.25 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Case Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $31.86 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Hospice; half consider it a key competency. Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Elder Care were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a majority of survey participants participate. For a fair number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants get dental coverage, too. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.