Average Hourly Rate for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Employees

On average, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care employees receive $24.25 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $27.25. What you do at the company influences pay for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care workers the most, followed by geography and your experience level. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Hospice Registered Nurses are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $29.80 per hour; Hospice Chaplains, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Hospice Nurses also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $25.00, $23.21, and $19.00, respectively. On the lower end are Hospice Aides at $12.61 on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $33.33 per hour) can be spotted in Philadelphia, Pa.; Walnut Creek, Calif. ($29.23), Jacksonville, Fla. (about $27.94), and Dallas, Texas ($26.48) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in San Diego, Calif.; in fact, at $20.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Connecticut; pay there average to around $34.00 per hour.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $23.27 per hour. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $24.28 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $25.82 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $32.00 per hour for Advanced Cardiac Life Support Specialists, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $23.57 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Hospice Care; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $29.17 per hour. Hospice is a popular skill in the VITAS Innovative Hospice Care workforce; close to two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Home Health/Home Care, Case Management, and Bereavement Counseling are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of workers use it to save for retirement. A fair number of employees have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of respondents also include dental insurance. Some other perks are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Job Satisfaction

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