Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salary (United States)

Hospice Nurse Case Managers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $28.87 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $23.96 per hour to $38.38. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about two-thirds collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Hospice Nurse Case Managers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salary (?
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$48,169 - $72,958
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MEDIAN: $60,338
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Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salary (?
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$23.96 - $38.38
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$48,169 - $72,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,328  
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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$49,603 - $79,091  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.96 - $38.38  
   
Overtime
$28.85 - $55.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,328  
   
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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$49,603 - $79,091  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
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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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Compensation does not increase for Hospice Nurse Case Managers who advance in their career. Oftentimes, upper-end positions like Nurse Case Manager earn similar amounts to lower-end positions.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Nurse Case Manager

The biggest paychecks can be found at Gentiva—the median salary there is $71,780.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is HCR ManorCare, where the median salary is just $58,786. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ($60,867) and Home Health and Hospice Care ($67,456).

Popular Skills for Hospice Nurse Case Manager

Survey takers who work as Hospice Nurse Case Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those proficient in Case Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Hospice.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Nurse Case Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Hospice Nurse Case Managers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salary growth can be slow for Hospice Nurse Case Managers who are just starting out. During their first decade on the job, pay typically only increases from $60K to $61K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $63K. Though minimal, Hospice Nurse Case Managers continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $65K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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$61,000
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Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Hospice Nurse Case Managers, 6 percent higher than the national average. Hospice Nurse Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+5 percent) and Atlanta (+2 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect Hospice Nurse Case Manager Salaries

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$61,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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