Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salary

Most Hospice Nurse Case Managers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $29.01 per hour. Pay generally varies between $23.91 per hour and $38.43. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,194 - $73,250
(Median)
$49K
$61K
$73K
MEDIAN: $60,667
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$23.91 - $38.43
(Median)
$24
$29
$38
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$49,194 - $73,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,196  
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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$50,049 - $79,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.91 - $38.43  
   
Overtime
$28.58 - $54.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,196  
   
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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$50,049 - $79,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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Job Description for Hospice Nurse Case Manager

Hospice nurse case managers manage patient care, ensuring that proper nursing and hospice procedures are followed at all times. They are responsible for assessing patients' needs, creating a care plan, helping implement this plan, recording case-related information, and answering patient and family questions as needed. Additionally, they handle hospice care complaints and follow up with a solution in a timely manner. One of the hospice nurse case manager's main tools includes a personal computers to record patient information and case details for future reference; they also must be proficient with basic office software and telephones to communicate with families, prospective patients, and colleagues. In all tasks, hospice nurse case managers must follow all safety and privacy protocols.

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Hospice Nurse Case Manager Tasks

  • Recommend process and policies to improve quality of patient services and increase revenue.
  • Analyze information gathered by investigation; report findings and recommendations.
  • Interview or correspond with physicians to correct errors or omissions and to investigate questionable claims.
  • Compile, audit and analyze patient records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for cost control and care improvement efforts.

Common Career Paths for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


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For Hospice Nurse Case Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Hospice Nurse Case Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Nurse Case Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


Many Hospice Nurse Case Managers can be found at Home Health and Hospice Care, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, HCR ManorCare, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Gentiva, firms that are at the top of the field. Gentiva offers the largest salaries in town — $71K on average.

HCR ManorCare doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $59K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $81K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


Job skills reported by Hospice Nurse Case Managers are limited. Fortunate workers who know Palliative Care command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Most people familiar with Case Management also know Hospice.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Nurse Case Manager

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


Hospice Nurse Case Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $60K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $61K. Hospice Nurse Case Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Hospice Nurse Case Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Hospice Nurse Case Managers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Hospice Nurse Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+9 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Pittsburgh and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salaries

Palliative Care
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Hospice Care
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National Average
$61,000

Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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