The larger portion of Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $29.37 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,461 - $77,524
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $61,400
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$23.37 - $38.88
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,461 - $77,524  
   
Bonus
$483.68 - $10,022  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$48,686 - $81,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$23.37 - $38.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.49  
Overtime
$20.12 - $57.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$483.68 - $10,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$48,686 - $81,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,287
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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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For Hospice Registered Nurses, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Hospice Registered Nurses earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Hospice Nurse Case Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., VITAS Healthcare Corporation, and Home Health and Hospice Care are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Hospice Registered Nurses. Hospice Registered Nurses in search of the best pay head to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, where the median salary rolls in at $71K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $93K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $55K. Seasons Hospice, Heartland Hospice, and Hope Hospice and Community Services are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Hospice Registered Nurses earning around $65K, $64K, or $64K at each firm, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Hospice of Dayton, Inc. at $57K, VITAS Healthcare Corporation at $58K, and VNA Healthcare at $59K.

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Pain Management, Triage, Palliative Care, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oncology. 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.


Hospice Registered Nurses do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $58K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Hospice Registered Nurses bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $66K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,773

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For those looking to make money, Hospice Registered Nurses in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), San Diego (+28 percent), Phoenix (+17 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and St. Louis (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

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

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Green Bay:
"Hospice is Rewarding."
Pros: Being able to help patients and families through one of the most difficult situations in their lives. I am an on call nurse and see patients through crisis situations. It can be very stressful at times but is worth it when I am able to help a patient.
Cons: I feel that I am under appreciated for what I do. I work at night when management isn't around to help problem solve or trouble shoot. I think the night shift is overlooked by management.

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
$62,000


Skills That Affect Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries


Triage
up arrow 5%

Palliative Care
up arrow 4%

Critical Care
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Case Management
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
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Hospice Care
0%

Hospice
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National Average
$62,000

Home Care
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Wound Care
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CHPN
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Geriatrics
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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