When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($32.93 per hour) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Jacksonville, Fla. ($28.23), Miami, Fla. (approximately $23.98), and Orlando, Fla. (about $23.22) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dayton, Ohio; in fact, at around $14.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care pays its Connecticut employees the most; the pay rate there is $34.00 per hour.
Earning approximately $29.30 per hour on average, Hospice Registered Nurses receive the most money, followed by Registered Nurses ($28.06), Hospice Chaplains (around $25.00), and Licensed Vocational Nurses ($23.21). Certified Home Health Aides make an average about $14.07, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $23.62 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $22.92 per hour. Overall, the greater share of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $25.53 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn $31.08 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at about $28.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Case Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $29.89 per hour. Hospice is regularly seen around here; close to two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Bereavement Counseling.
At VITAS Innovative 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
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in four respondents receiving paid vacation and an eighth of respondents receiving paid sick days. The larger part of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A strong majority of employees report having health insurance, and the larger part of workers report having dental coverage. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.