Hospice Aide Salary

The larger portion of Hospice Aides in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $12.63 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.01 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.19. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. Most Hospice Aides like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$15,319 - $38,783
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,282
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$10.01 - $16.19
(Median)
$10
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$15,319 - $38,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.91  
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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$20,839 - $35,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $16.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$6.86 - $24.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.91  
   
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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$20,839 - $35,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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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 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Hospice Care is a skill commonly found among those who know Hospice.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Aide

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $28K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $28K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Hospice Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Hospice Aide Salaries


Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 5%

Hospice
0%

National Average
$27,000

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
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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