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Discharge Planner Salary

Discharge Planners in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $20.67 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.78 per hour and $36.00. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,833 - $70,957
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$71K
MEDIAN: $43,915
10%
50%
90%

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$12.78 - $36.00
(Median)
$13
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,833 - $70,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,519 - $71,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $36.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,519 - $71,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Discharge Planner

  • Communicate with third party payer case management and provide documentation as required.
  • Collaborate with patients, families, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to facilitate post-hospitalization health care services.
  • Coordinate the discharge planning and placement of the patient.
  • Research and negotiate patient needs or other resources during discharge process.

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Pay by Experience Level for Discharge Planner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $41K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $62K.

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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 12%