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Hospice Nurse Salary

Women account for the majority of Hospice Nurses in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $25.49 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $18.57 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $34.44. Most Hospice Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by nearly one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,574 - $79,750
(Median)
$43K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,573
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90%

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$18.57 - $34.44
(Median)
$19
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,574 - $79,750  
   
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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$40,005 - $74,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.57 - $34.44  
   
Overtime
$26.36 - $52.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$40,005 - $74,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $59K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $55K. For Hospice Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $53K.

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 34%