Hospice Aide Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Hospice Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.46 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.84 per hour and $15.88. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospice Aides. Although about one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,116 - $39,149
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,230
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$9.84 - $15.88
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,116 - $39,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.08  
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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$20,549 - $35,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $15.88  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $23.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.08  
   
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).
)
$20,549 - $35,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Hospice and Hospice Care are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Aide

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $26K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $27K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Hospice Aides who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $27K. Hospice Aides with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Hospice Aide Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Hospice Aide Salaries

Hospice Care
up arrow 15%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 6%

Hospice
0%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 32%
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