Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salary

Hospice Nurse Case Managers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $29.31 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges from $24.06 per hour on the lower end to $39.45 on the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,360 - $74,916
(Median)
$49K
$61K
$75K
MEDIAN: $61,212
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$24.06 - $39.45
(Median)
$24
$29
$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.

Common Career Paths for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


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Many Hospice Nurse Case Managers move into a Nurse Case Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Nurse Case Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Hospice Nurse Case Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


Hospice Nurse Case Managers fill the offices of leading firms Home Health and Hospice Care, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, HCR ManorCare, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Gentiva. 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 can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Those educated in Case Management tend to be well versed in Hospice.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Nurse Case Manager

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $60K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $62K on average. On average, Hospice Nurse Case Managers make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $65K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,984

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

Orange offers some of the highest pay in the country for Hospice Nurse Case Managers, 34 percent above the national average. Hospice Nurse Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+14 percent), Portland (+8 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers in St. Louis and Kansas City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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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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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