The larger portion of Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $29.53 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most Hospice Registered Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,560 - $78,176  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $9,910  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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$48,985 - $81,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 589
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$23.58 - $38.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$28.98 - $57.37  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$309.13 - $9,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$48,985 - $81,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,286

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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

  • Provide care for elderly, convalescing, or terminal patients.
  • Manage staff of caregivers and specialists.
  • Create and implement care plan for patients including feedback and desires of patients and their families.

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Hospice Registered Nurses' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Hospice Nurse Case Manager. Median pay for Hospice Nurse Case Managers is $61K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses flock to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva, VITAS Healthcare Corporation, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Hope Hospice and Community Services, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care — the median salary there is $71K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $55K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $98K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Seasons Hospice, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Community Hospices, top-paying firms where Hospice Registered Nurses rake in a respectable $71K, $71K, or $71K, respectively.

Employees at Amedisys, Inc., Hospice of Dayton, Inc., and Home Health and Hospice Care can also expect below-average earnings of $57K, $57K, and $58K.

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


Hospice Registered Nurses seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Critical Care, Triage, Pain Management, and Palliative Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oncology, CHPN, and Geriatrics. Most people experienced in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. Hospice Registered Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $66K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,113

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Hospice Registered Nurses earn a generous sum in the state of California: In particular, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego have higher pay rates than anywhere else in the country, each offering salaries above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Miami and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Critical Care
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National Average
$62,000



CHPN
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Geriatrics
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Oncology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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