Hospice Aide Salary

Most Hospice Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.49 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.87 per hour to $15.90. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,116 - $39,149
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,230
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$9.87 - $15.90
(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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$20,614 - $35,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $15.90  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $23.03  
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).
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$20,614 - $35,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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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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Survey takers who work as 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 15 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Hospice tend to be skilled in Hospice Care as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Aide

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $26K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $28K. Hospice Aides claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. Hospice Aides who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Hospice Aide Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
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
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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