Women make up the vast majority of Hospice Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.98 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. For the most part, Hospice Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$21,247 - $40,851
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MEDIAN: $25,486
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$10.47 - $16.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,247 - $40,851  
   
Bonus
$340.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,714 - $35,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $16.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$11.18 - $25.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$340.00  
   
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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$21,714 - $35,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 302

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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

  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients.
  • Feed patients who are unable to feed themselves.
  • Clean rooms and change linens.

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Popular Skills for Hospice Aide


Survey results show that Hospice Aides typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Hospice Care, Hospice, and Home Health/Home Care can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Home Health/Home Care. For most people, competency in Hospice indicates knowledge of Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Aide

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


Hospice Aides do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Hospice Aide Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Hospice Aide Salaries

Hospice Care
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National Average
$27,000

Hospice
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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