Hospice Nurse Salary

Most Hospice Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $25.99 per hour. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospice Nurses. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,850 - $80,893
(Median)
$45K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,348
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$18.41 - $35.37
(Median)
$18
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,850 - $80,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$40,444 - $77,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.41 - $35.37  
   
Overtime
$25.80 - $53.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$40,444 - $77,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $57K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospice Nurses make a median salary of $59K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $56K on average.

Hospice Nurse Advice

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"You Must Have Passion For It!"
If you can get up every morning and declare, this is what I was created to do, than you are going to be a successful Hospice Nurse!

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Entry-Level
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National Average
$57,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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