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 $28.55 per hour. Pay ranges from $23.05 per hour on the low end to $36.73 on the high end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but experience level and the specific company are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,456 - $74,411
(Median)
$45K
$60K
$74K
MEDIAN: $59,674
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$23.05 - $36.73
(Median)
$23
$29
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,456 - $74,411  
   
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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$47,605 - $77,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 466
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$23.05 - $36.73  
   
Overtime
$11.95 - $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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$47,605 - $77,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,097
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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 Health Services, Inc., Gentiva, Home Health and Hospice Care, and Seasons Hospice are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Hospice Registered Nurses. Seasons Hospice leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $65K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Heartland Hospice at $64K, Gentiva Health Services, Inc. at $63K, and Home Health and Hospice Care, where Hospice Registered Nurses annually earn $62K.

Gentiva doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $60K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $76K and scope of pay is rather limited. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include VITAS Innovative Hospice Care ($61K), VNA Healthcare ($62K), and Home Health and Hospice Care ($62K).

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses report using a wide range 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Wound Care. Those proficient in Hospice are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. Hospice Registered Nurses see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Hospice Registered Nurses who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 160 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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