Hospice Nurse Salary

Hospice Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $25.76 per hour. Compensation ranges from $18.20 per hour on the lower end to $34.79 on the higher end. For the most part, Hospice Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,000 - $78,985
(Median)
$45K
$59K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,277
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$18.20 - $34.79
(Median)
$18
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$45,000 - $78,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$39,607 - $75,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.20 - $34.79  
   
Overtime
$25.45 - $51.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$39,607 - $75,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $55K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $59K. Hospice Nurses bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $53K.

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 30%
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