Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

The larger portion of Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $28.50 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $23.08 per hour and $36.62. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Hospice Registered Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,437 - $74,663
(Median)
$45K
$60K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,542
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$23.08 - $36.62
(Median)
$23
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,437 - $74,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $1,000  
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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$47,691 - $77,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$23.08 - $36.62  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $53.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,497  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $1,000  
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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$47,691 - $77,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 953

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Job Description for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

A hospice registered nurse (RN) works with patients and families facing terminal illness. They work as part of an interdisciplinary team that creates and implements a care plan. They are responsible for the coordination, documentation, and communication of care with the patient and their family, as well as the physician and hospice team. Aside from participating in the care of the patient, they may also need to attend meetings, workshops, in-services, and reviews as dictated by their agency or hospital.

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Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Create and implement care plan for patients including feedback and desires of patients and their families.
  • Manage staff of caregivers and specialists.
  • Provide care for elderly, convalescing, or terminal patients.

Common Career Paths for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


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Hospice Registered Nurses who go on to become Hospice Nurse Case Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Hospice Nurse Case Manager, an upper-level role, pays $61K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses flock to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Home Health and Hospice Care, Gentiva, and Seasons Hospice, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Those at Seasons Hospice can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $65K.

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Triage, Case Management, Critical Care, and Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Wound Care. Most people experienced in Hospice also know Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

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


For Hospice Registered Nurses, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. Hospice Registered Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

What is it like working as a Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)?

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Lancaster:
"Work Flexibility, Office Conditions, Stress Level"
Pros: Flexibility, relationship with patients, autonomy.
Cons: Stress, on call two times per week,

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Experience Affects Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Triage
up arrow 13%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Home Care
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Hospice Care
0%

Hospice
0%

Palliative Care
0%

National Average
$60,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%