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Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (United States)

Most Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $28.37 per hour. Compensation ranges from $23.14 per hour on the lower end to $36.56 on the higher end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by experience level and the specific company. Most Hospice Registered Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$45,684 - $72,537
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MEDIAN: $59,368
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Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$23.14 - $36.56
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,684 - $72,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,485  
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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$47,846 - $76,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$23.14 - $36.56  
   
Overtime
$5.75 - $53.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,485  
   
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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$47,846 - $76,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 754
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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.

Hospice Nurse Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

Hospice Registered Nurses fill the offices of leading firms VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Home Health and Hospice Care, Gentiva, and Seasons Hospice. Heartland Hospice offers the largest salaries in town — $65K on average.

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

Hospice Registered Nurses generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Wound Care, Case Management, Critical Care, and Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Home Health/Home Care also know Hospice.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Hospice Registered Nurses do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. Hospice Registered Nurses see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Denver
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National Average
$60,000
Birmingham
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Miami
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Jacksonville
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Home to some of the best pay for Hospice Registered Nurses, San Diego offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+30 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Las Vegas (+20 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (7 percent lower) and Columbia (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

Wound Care
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Case Management
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Home Care
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Critical Care
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Hospice Care
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National Average
$60,000
Hospice
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Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%