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 $29.59 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most Hospice Registered Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$48,772 - $77,465|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $9,729|
|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).)
|$49,335 - $81,492|
|Hourly Rate||$23.79 - $39.01|
|Overtime||$29.67 - $57.01|
|Bonus||$302.01 - $9,729|
|Total Pay (||$49,335 - $81,492|
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.Read More...
Hospice registered nurses may work a variety of hours, including during weekends and evenings; they may work or be on call during holidays. Hospice registered nurses are often required to travel to their patients and perform their duties in the patient’s home; because of this, they must have their own transportation to get to and from appointments. Most employers also require that their hospice registered nurses have a valid driver’s license and at least the state-minimum automobile insurance.
Hospice registered nurses are required to have a registered nurse license in their state, as well as completion of a nursing degree. They are typically required to have some experience with geriatrics as a hospice nurse or as a professional nurse elsewhere; they also must have knowledge of the hospice care program and their role in it. In addition, they often must meet requirements regarding annual continuing education hours and CPR certification.
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.
Common Career Paths for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)
Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva, VITAS Healthcare Corporation, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Hope Hospice and Community Services are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Hospice Registered Nurses. Gentiva Health Services, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $72K, though there is little variation overall ($56K to $84K). Other leaders in compensation levels are VITAS Innovative Hospice Care at $72K, Community Hospices at $71K, and Seasons Hospice, where Hospice Registered Nurses annually earn $70K.
Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Hospice of Dayton, Inc. at $57K, Home Health and Hospice Care at $58K, and Amedisys, Inc., where $58K is the norm.
Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)
Survey results imply that Hospice Registered Nurses deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oncology, CHPN, and Geriatrics. The majority of those who know Hospice also know Home Health/Home Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)
Pay by Experience for a Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 704 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 483 salaries. An experienced Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 500 salaries. A Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 425 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Hospice Registered Nurses, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+29 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Miami and Akron are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.
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