Hospice Nurse Salary

The larger portion of Hospice Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $26.20 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospice Nurses. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,487 - $88,225
$43K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,346
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$19.26 - $36.46
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MEDIAN: $26.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,487 - $88,225  
   
Bonus
$1,011  
Total Pay (?
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$41,005 - $82,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.26 - $36.46  
   
Overtime
$21.70 - $54.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,011  
   
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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$41,005 - $82,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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Job Description for Hospice Nurse

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Nurse

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $59K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $60K on average. Hospice Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $55K.

Hospice Nurse Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Hospice Nurse?

Hospice Nurse in Hamden:
"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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Key Stats for Hospice Nurse

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲3%

Entry-Level
▲2%

National Average
$58,000

Late-Career
▼5%

Skills That Affect Hospice Nurse Salaries

Hospice
▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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