The highest average salaries go to Hospice Nurse Case Managers, who bring in close to $35.48 per hour, though Social Workers are not far behind at about $32.52 along with Hospice Registered Nurses (around $30.61) and Hospice Chaplains (approximately $27.11). Licensed Practical Nurses at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($18.14 on average) at the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($33.33 per hour) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Walnut Creek, Calif. (around $29.23), San Antonio, Texas ($29.00), and Jacksonville, Fla. (about $28.34) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $20.11) is Dallas, Texas. The highest pay by state can be found in Connecticut, where pay average out at $34.49 per hour.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $24.54 per hour. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of around $27.24 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $25.43 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Registered Nurses earn approximately $32.35 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) make the most here, hauling in $33.11 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Hospice Care; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $29.60 per hour. A common skill in VITAS Innovative Hospice Care's work force is Hospice; nearly two in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Case Management, 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
A fair number of employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for a solid majority of respondents, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care also dishes out privileges such as a company cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.