Discharge Planner Salary

An average Discharge Planner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.88 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Discharge Planners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Discharge Planners (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. While somewhere between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,944 - $63,746
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MEDIAN: $42,513
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$12.89 - $28.43
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$27,944 - $63,746  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,261 - $61,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $28.43  
   
Overtime
$2.01 - $45.30  
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$27,261 - $61,126  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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

Pay by Experience for a Discharge Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Discharge Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Discharge Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Discharge Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 22 salaries. A Discharge Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 11 salaries.

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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 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Experienced
▲35%

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 22%