Hospice Nurse Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospice Nurses in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $25.63 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $18.15 per hour, and the top verges on $34.55. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and about one-half have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,000 - $78,985
(Median)
$45K
$59K
$79K
MEDIAN: $59,277
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$18.15 - $34.55
(Median)
$18
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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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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$39,510 - $74,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.15 - $34.55  
   
Overtime
$25.21 - $51.95  
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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$39,510 - $74,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $55K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $59K. Hospice Nurses bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $53K.

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

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
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 30%
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