Discharge Planner Salary

Pay for Discharge Planners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.72 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Female Discharge Planners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,165 - $61,670
$28K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,794
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$13.16 - $26.01
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MEDIAN: $16.72
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$0$61K
Salary $28,165 - $61,670
Bonus $1,100
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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$27,769 - $60,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $13.16 - $26.01
Overtime $1.94 - $32.44
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $1,100
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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$27,769 - $60,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

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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 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

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
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 22%
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