The larger portion of Hospice Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $26.52 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although the larger part have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$87K
MEDIAN: $61,416
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$18.91 - $36.53
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,132 - $87,382  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$40,707 - $82,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.91 - $36.53  
   
Overtime
$22.96 - $55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$40,707 - $82,047  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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 $59K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $54K.

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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National Average
$58,000

Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Hospice Nurse Salaries

Hospice
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Hospice Care
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National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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