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 $29.72 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the company and years of experience. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,116 - $77,439
$49K
$62K
$77K
MEDIAN: $62,189
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$24.05 - $39.47
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MEDIAN: $29.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,116 - $77,439  
   
Bonus
$255.32 - $9,960  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$49,831 - $82,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.05 - $39.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.49  
Overtime
$30.00 - $58.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$255.32 - $9,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$49,831 - $82,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,265

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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. Salary cannot be beat at Gentiva Health Services, Inc., where median pay comes to $72K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $56K, and the higher end is not far away at $84K. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Community Hospices, and Seasons Hospice are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Hospice Registered Nurses earning around $72K, $71K, or $70K at each firm, respectively.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Hospice of Dayton, Inc. ($57K), Home Health and Hospice Care ($58K), and Amedisys, Inc. ($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. Those listing Oncology as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. CHPN and Geriatrics also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with 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

National Average: $62,519

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Hospice Registered Nurses in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+28 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Employers in Miami and Akron also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 10 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 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$63,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Critical Care
▲5%

Triage
▲4%





Hospice Care
▼0%

Hospice
▼0%

National Average
$63,000

▼1%

▼3%

CHPN
▼4%

Geriatrics
▼4%

Oncology
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 29%
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