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Hospice Aide Salary (United States)

Hospice Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.22 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.65 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.92 on the higher side. About one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Hospice Aides, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Hospice Aide Salary (?
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$13,381 - $39,453
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MEDIAN: $28,852
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Hospice Aide Salary (?
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$9.65 - $15.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,381 - $39,453  
   
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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$20,228 - $35,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $15.92  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $22.30  
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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$20,228 - $35,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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 only report a few specific skills. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 8 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 $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $27K. For Hospice Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $28K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, most land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

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Experience Affects Hospice Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Hospice Aide Salaries

Hospice Care
up arrow 17%
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 8%
Hospice
up arrow 2%
National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 32%