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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 $12.44 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $9.84 per hour and $15.88. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Hospice Aides is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$17,879 - $39,453
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $29,297
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90%

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$9.84 - $15.88
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,879 - $39,453  
   
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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$20,547 - $35,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $15.88  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $22.23  
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).
)
$20,547 - $35,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Hospice Aides who took the survey. Hospice Care and Home Health/Home Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

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 $28K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Hospice Aides claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $28K on average.

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Experience Affects Hospice Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Hospice Aide Salaries

Hospice Care
up arrow 16%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

Hospice
up arrow 1%

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
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 31%
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