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Discharge Planner Salary

For Discharge Planners, hourly average wages total $21.25 per hour. Compensation ranges from $13.08 per hour on the lower end to $34.90 on the higher end. Job satisfaction for Discharge Planners is high. Women account for the majority of Discharge Planners who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,086 - $70,000
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,844
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$13.08 - $34.90
(Median)
$13
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,086 - $70,000  
   
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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$29,179 - $68,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $34.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.38  
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.
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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).
)
$29,179 - $68,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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.


Discharge Planners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. Discharge Planners see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Discharge Planners reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $56K.

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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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