Discharge Planner Salary

Discharge Planners in the United States take home an average $20.93 per hour. Earnings sit near $12.97 per hour on the lower side but can approach $32.61 on the higher side. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. There are far more female Discharge Planners who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,899 - $69,668

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$12.97 - $32.61

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,899 - $69,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
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$29,223 - $68,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $32.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$29,223 - $68,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Discharge Planners who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $56K.

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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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