Hospice Nurse Case Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $35.48 per hour on average; Hospice Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to $33.46, followed by Hospice Chaplains earning around $27.49 and Registered Nurses making about $26.50. Financial compensation for Certified Nurse Assistants is rather low — on average only $12.24 — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($38.58 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Walnut Creek, Calif. ($34.00), Chicago, Ill. ($30.71), and San Antonio, Texas (about $28.27) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Orlando, Fla. at $21.54. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Connecticut, where they average to around $32.48 per hour.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care for between five and 10 years earn approximately $26.04 per hour on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $24.20 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (29 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $25.63 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to around $32.68 per hour for Registered Nurses, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care — these employees make the most at approximately $32.43 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 $31.13 per hour. Hospice also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Hospice Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Geriatrics.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides health insurance to a strong majority of workers, and a majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.