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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 $28.94 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $23.94 per hour, and the top verges on $38.50. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Hospice Nurse Case Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,803 - $72,398
(Median)
$49K
$60K
$72K
MEDIAN: $60,405
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$23.94 - $38.50
(Median)
$24
$29
$39
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$48,803 - $72,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,291  
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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$49,962 - $79,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$23.94 - $38.50  
   
Overtime
$28.58 - $53.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,291  
   
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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$49,962 - $79,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 417

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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


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Hospice Nurse Case Managers include Home Health and Hospice Care, HCR ManorCare, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva, and Gentiva Health Services, Inc. Hospice Nurse Case Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Gentiva, where the average salary comes to $71K.

HCR ManorCare offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $59K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $51K to $81K.

Popular Skills for Hospice Nurse Case Manager


Survey takers who work as Hospice Nurse Case Managers typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $61K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $64K. 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.

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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
up arrow 3%

Case Management
0%

Hospice
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National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 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
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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