Discharge Planner Salary

Pay for Discharge Planners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.15 per hour. Most Discharge Planners like their work and job satisfaction is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Discharge Planners who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,500 - $62,773
$28K
$43K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,714
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$12.93 - $29.59
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MEDIAN: $17.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,500 - $62,773  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,422 - $61,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$2.01 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Total Pay (?
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$27,422 - $61,762  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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Job Description for Discharge Planner

Discharge planners are vital members of a hospital’s patient care team. Although they do not provide direct medical care to patients, they do work with medical staff to ensure a smooth transition back to normal life, or to out-patient care, for patients being discharged from in-hospital care.

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Discharge Planner Tasks

  • Coordinate the discharge planning and placement of the patient.
  • Research and negotiate patient needs or other resources during discharge process.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Discharge Planner

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


For Discharge Planners, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $36K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. For Discharge Planners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $52K on average.

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Key Stats for Discharge Planner

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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