Discharge Planner Salary

The average Discharge Planner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $20.70 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.93 per hour to $31.97. Women make up the vast majority of Discharge Planners (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Discharge Planners claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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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$30,234 - $69,668
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $46,037
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$12.93 - $31.97
(Median)
$13
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,234 - $69,668  
   
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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$28,727 - $67,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $31.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$28,727 - $67,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.


For Discharge Planners, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. Discharge Planners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $55K.

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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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