Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Hospice Nurse Case Managers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $29.02 per hour. Earnings sit near $23.91 per hour on the lower side but can approach $38.49 on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Hospice Nurse Case Managers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,194 - $73,251

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$23.91 - $38.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$49,194 - $73,251  
   
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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$50,044 - $79,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.91 - $38.49  
   
Overtime
$28.70 - $54.52  
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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$50,044 - $79,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 430
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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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Hospice Nurse Case Managers who transition into an upper level Nurse Case Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Nurse Case Manager makes $62K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


Home Health and Hospice Care, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, HCR ManorCare, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Gentiva are top-notch employers for Hospice Nurse Case Managers in this area. Hospice Nurse Case Managers flock to Gentiva for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $71K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


Typical Hospice Nurse Case Managers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Palliative Care can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. Those familiar with Case Management also tend to 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $60K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. Hospice Nurse Case Managers see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


Hospice Nurse Case Managers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. Hospice Nurse Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+9 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Workers in St. Louis and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 4 percent less, 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
up arrow 26%

Hospice Care
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Case Management
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National Average
$61,000

Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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