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Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $28.49 per hour for pay. The pay spectrum stretches from $22.99 per hour to $36.67. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of Hospice Registered Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,171 - $74,776
(Median)
$45K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,488
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$22.99 - $36.67
(Median)
$23
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,171 - $74,776  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$47,461 - $77,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.99 - $36.67  
   
Overtime
$11.59 - $53.76  
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 - $1,510  
   
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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$47,461 - $77,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,008

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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)


Dominating the field, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Home Health and Hospice Care, Gentiva, and Seasons Hospice are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Hospice Registered Nurses. The biggest paychecks can be found at VNA Healthcare — the median salary there is $67K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Seasons Hospice, Heartland Hospice, and Home Health and Hospice Care, top-paying firms where Hospice Registered Nurses rake in a comfortable $65K, $65K, or $64K, respectively.

Employees at Gentiva take home the smallest paychecks, and $57K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $48K and quickly nearing the top at only $73K. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc. and Home Health and Hospice Care are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $61K, $63K, and $64K.

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Survey results suggest that Hospice Registered Nurses use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Triage, Case Management, Palliative Care, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Wound Care. For most people, competency in Hospice indicates knowledge of 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 many Hospice Registered Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospice Registered Nurses make a median salary of $62K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $64K.

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 3%

Palliative Care
up arrow 2%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Hospice Care
0%

Hospice
0%

Home Care
0%

National Average
$60,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

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: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%
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