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 $28.53 per hour. Earnings sit near $23.06 per hour on the lower side but can approach $36.72 on the higher side. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospice Registered Nurses. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,582 - $74,566
(Median)
$46K
$60K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,779
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$23.06 - $36.72
(Median)
$23
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$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,582 - $74,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,541  
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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$47,659 - $77,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 475
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.06 - $36.72  
   
Overtime
$11.89 - $54.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,541  
   
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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$47,659 - $77,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
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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)


Known for taking on a considerable number of Hospice Registered Nurses, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Gentiva, Home Health and Hospice Care, and Seasons Hospice are leading firms in the industry. Seasons Hospice offers the largest salaries in town — $65K on average. Other leaders in compensation levels are Gentiva Health Services, Inc. at $63K, Heartland Hospice at $63K, and Home Health and Hospice Care, where Hospice Registered Nurses annually earn $62K.

Also approaching the lower end are Gentiva at $60K, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care at $62K, and VNA Healthcare at $62K.

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Triage, Case Management, Palliative Care, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Wound Care. Most people 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. As Hospice Registered Nurses reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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 Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$60,000

Home Care
up arrow 1%

Wound Care
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 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
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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