Hospice Nursing Director Salary

Hospice Nursing Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $74K per year for pay. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $58K and $94K per year. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Hospice Nursing Directors are happy with their jobs. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,643 - $92,125
(Median)
$59K
$74K
$92K
MEDIAN: $73,963
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$25.50 - $42.89
(Median)
$25
$31
$43
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$58,643 - $92,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$58,214 - $94,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$25.50 - $42.89  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
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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$58,214 - $94,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Hospice Nursing Director

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

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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 $73K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Hospice Nursing Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $79K.

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Experience Affects Hospice Nursing Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 24%
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