Bringing in the most money are Registered Nurses — their earnings average about $31.91. Hospice Registered Nurses are a close second at approximately $29.22 along with Hospice Social Workers (around $25.43) and Hospice Chaplains ($25.00). On the lower end are Licensed Practical Nurses at $18.49.
Median pay is highest in Philadelphia ($32.93 per hour), followed by Jacksonville ($28.23), Miami (about $23.98), and Orlando (approximately $23.22). Fort Worth is near the bottom for pay at around $19.59. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $32.71 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $24.72. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $22.70. Overall, the greater share of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $25.82 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses earn $30.60, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Registered Nurse can certainly pay off here; those folks make $30.27. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care compensates Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)-holders the most at $28.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Hospice Care; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $28.38. Hospice is regularly seen around here; about two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are Bereavement Counseling, Home Health/Home Care, and Case Management.
Women are more likely to work at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care than men, given the more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of workers receive paid vacation, and only an eighth of workers get sick leave. A majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for more than half of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.