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Hospice Aide Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospice Aides in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.24 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $9.69 per hour and $15.89. Nearly one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most Hospice Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$17,452 - $37,095
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MEDIAN: $25,041
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$17,452 - $37,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
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$20,246 - $35,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $15.89  
   
Overtime
$10.10 - $22.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
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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$20,246 - $35,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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Job Description for Hospice Aide

A hospice aide is a healthcare professional who provides personal care within a hospice type of environment. This is a position which can be full-time or part- time. The hours sometimes involve overnight stays, as work within hospice is nonstop. This person will work in conjunction with other hospice aides or nurses while providing comfort care. The formal education requirements for a hospice aide will be dependent on the facility or organization. Typically, a certified nursing assistant designation is required, as well as various schooling and certifications.

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Hospice Aide Tasks

  • Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves.
  • Clean rooms and change linens.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients.
  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.

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Hospice Aides usually report a few specific skills. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Aide

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospice Aides make a median salary of $27K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $28K.

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Experience Affects Hospice Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Hospice Aide Salaries

Hospice Care
up arrow 18%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%

Hospice
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 33%