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 $29.31 per hour. Earnings sit near $24.06 per hour on the lower side but can approach $39.45 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,360 - $74,916
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$49K
$61K
$75K
MEDIAN: $61,212
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$24.06 - $39.45
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$24
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$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$49,360 - $74,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
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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$50,326 - $80,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.06 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$29.49 - $55.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
   
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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$50,326 - $80,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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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.

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Hospice Nurse Case Managers who go on to become Nurse Case Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Nurse Case Manager, an upper-level role, pays $63K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


Hospice Nurse Case Managers flock to Home Health and Hospice Care, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, HCR ManorCare, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Gentiva, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Gentiva offers the largest salaries in town — $71K on average.

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 command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Most people who know 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.


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 $62K. Hospice Nurse Case Managers bring in $66K 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 $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,984

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Hospice Nurse Case Managers in Orange enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Hospice Nurse Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent), Portland (+8 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Kansas City (14 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salaries

Palliative Care
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Hospice Care
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Case Management
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Hospice
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National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 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
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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