Hospice Nursing Director Salary

Most Hospice Nursing Directors in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $78K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$62,365 - $104,634
$62K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,691
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$26.80 - $30.00
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MEDIAN: $27.92
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$62,365 - $104,634  
   
Bonus
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$58,879 - $109,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$27.92  
   
Overtime
$38.32  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,500  
   
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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$58,879 - $109,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Hospice Nursing Director

Hospice nursing directors oversee the daily operations of a hospice facility and typically report to a clinical administrator. They must ensure that all nurses under their direction have the necessary experience and certifications as required by law, and a calm demeanor and the ability to adapt to a variety of personalities are important in this position. They may assign nurses to particular hospice clients as needed and must assess clients to provide the right nurses for their needs, and they should also be able to think quickly on their feet to resolve potential problems as they arise.

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Hospice Nursing Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain record management systems to store and process patient data and statistical reports.
  • Directs the clinical and administrative staff in providing hospice care.
  • Plan and direct the hospice program.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Nursing Director

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $79K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $92K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Hospice Nursing Director

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Hospice Nursing Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Entry-Level
▲1%

National Average
$78,000

Experienced
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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