When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $32.93 per hour) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Jacksonville, Fla. (around $28.23), Miami, Fla. ($23.98), and Orlando, Fla. (approximately $23.22) are the next top-paying cities. Dayton, Ohio is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $14.00. By state, Connecticut offers the highest pay at $34.00 per hour.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Hospice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses, Hospice Chaplains, and Licensed Vocational Nurses; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $29.30 per hour, the other salaries come in at $28.06, about $25.00, and $23.21, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care are Certified Home Health Aides — the median salary for this role approaches $14.07.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $23.62 per hour. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $22.92 per hour. Overall, the greater share of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $25.53 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $31.08 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) make the most here, hauling in $28.00 per hour.
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 $29.89 per hour. Hospice is a popular skill among VITAS Innovative Hospice Care workers, with nearly two in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Bereavement Counseling.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one in four employees receiving paid vacation and an eighth of survey participants receiving paid sick days. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of employees use this option to save for their retirement. A solid majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of workers also include dental insurance. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.