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Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

The larger portion of Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $28.50 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $23.04 per hour and $36.61. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career length and the individual firm. Although roughly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Most Hospice Registered Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,364 - $74,642
(Median)
$45K
$60K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,644
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$23.04 - $36.61
(Median)
$23
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,364 - $74,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
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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$47,601 - $77,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$23.04 - $36.61  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $53.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
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).
)
$47,601 - $77,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,034
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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)


Many Hospice Registered Nurses can be found at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Home Health and Hospice Care, Gentiva, and Seasons Hospice, firms that are at the top of the field. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, VNA Healthcare offers the most; Hospice Registered Nurses earn $67K on average there. Also paying near the top of the field are Seasons Hospice at $65K, Heartland Hospice at $65K, and Home Health and Hospice Care, where Hospice Registered Nurses annually earn $64K.

With a median salary of $58K, Gentiva provides Hospice Registered Nurses with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $73K, limiting employee salary growth. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Home Health and Hospice Care also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $61K, $63K, and $64K-paychecks on average.

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. It is often found that people who know Hospice are 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. On average, Hospice Registered Nurses make $62K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Hospice Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience can earn $64K on average.

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 Care
0%

National Average
$60,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Wound Care
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 27%
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