Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $28.68 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $23.10 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $37.47. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most Hospice Registered Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,831 - $75,144
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$46K
$60K
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MEDIAN: $59,734
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$23.10 - $37.47
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$23
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$45,831 - $75,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,901  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$47,767 - $78,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 643
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.10 - $37.47  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $55.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,901  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$47,767 - $78,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,488
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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 transition into an upper level Hospice Nurse Case Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Hospice Nurse Case Manager makes $61K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Home Health and Hospice Care, and VITAS Healthcare Corporation are top-notch employers for Hospice Registered Nurses in this area. Seasons Hospice leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $65K. Also paying near the top of the field are Heartland Hospice at $64K, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care at $64K, and Gentiva Health Services, Inc., where Hospice Registered Nurses annually earn $64K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are VITAS Healthcare Corporation ($57K), Gentiva ($60K), and VNA Healthcare ($60K).

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Triage, Oncology, Geriatrics, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pain Management. 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 Hospice Registered Nurses, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. Hospice Registered Nurses bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,197

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Hospice Registered Nurses, 34 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+27 percent), Las Vegas (+19 percent), Phoenix (+17 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). In Miami, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Jacksonville and 8 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
$60,000


Skills That Affect Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Triage
up arrow 8%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Wound Care
up arrow 1%

Palliative Care
up arrow 1%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Hospice Care
0%

Hospice
0%

Home Care
0%

CHPN
0%

National Average
$60,000

Pain Management
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
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: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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