Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

Women account for the majority of Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $28.51 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $23.10 per hour and $36.74. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. For the most part, Hospice Registered Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,568 - $74,637

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$23.10 - $36.74

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,568 - $74,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$47,736 - $77,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.10 - $36.74  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $54.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$47,736 - $77,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,150
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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)


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Hospice Registered Nurses include VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Gentiva, Home Health and Hospice Care, and Seasons Hospice. The biggest paychecks can be found at Seasons Hospice — the median salary there is $65K. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks at Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ($63K), Heartland Hospice ($63K), and Home Health and Hospice Care ($62K).

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Gentiva ($60K), VITAS Innovative Hospice Care ($61K), and VNA Healthcare ($62K).

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Triage, Wound Care, Case Management, and Palliative Care are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Hospice Registered Nurse generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Hospice Registered Nurses in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+25 percent), Las Vegas (+19 percent), Phoenix (+16 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Jacksonville is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (6 percent lower) and St. Louis (5 percent lower).

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%

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 3%

Palliative Care
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Hospice Care
0%

Hospice
0%

National Average
$60,000

Home Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
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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