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Hospice Nurse Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Hospice Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $25.67 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $18.42 per hour, and the top verges on $34.25. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,500 - $78,985
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,874
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$18.42 - $34.25
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,500 - $78,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
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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$39,797 - $74,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.42 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$26.36 - $52.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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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$39,797 - $74,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Hospice Nurse

  • Create and implement care plan for patients including feedback and desires of patients and their families.
  • Manage staff of caregivers and specialists.
  • Provide care for elderly, convalescing, or terminal patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Nurse

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $56K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $59K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $62K.

Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 30%