The highest average salaries go to Hospice Nurse Case Managers, who bring in close to about $38.95 per hour, though Hospice Registered Nurses are not far behind at approximately $34.15 along with Hospice Chaplains ($27.49) and Registered Nurses ($27.07). Earning only around $12.00 on average, Certified Nurse Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($38.58 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Walnut Creek, Calif. ($38.00), Chicago, Ill. (around $30.00), and Houston, Texas ($25.00) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orlando, Fla. — at $21.54, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in California take home the most — about $35.44 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $25.60 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $24.56 per hour. The largest fraction of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $24.70 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $33.78 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care have an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), earning $33.11 per hour.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Case Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $31.86 per hour. One of the more prevalent skills at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is Hospice, with approximately half considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Elder Care.
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A solid majority of employees receive health insurance, and the larger part of workers get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.