Social Worker, Hospice Salary

The larger portion of Hospice Social Workers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $49K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and tenure. Most Hospice Social Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,126 - $61,325
$39K
$49K
$61K
MEDIAN: $49,015
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50%
90%

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$19.15 - $31.50
$19
$25
$31
MEDIAN: $24.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$39,126 - $61,325  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $3,551  
Total Pay (?
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$39,495 - $63,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.15 - $31.50  
   
Overtime
$21.29 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$202.73 - $3,551  
   
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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$39,495 - $63,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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Job Description for Social Worker, Hospice

Hospice social workers provide palliative care for individuals in their last stage of life. These professionals provide a wide variety of services for these patients and their families, helping serve their emotional and logistical needs. They provide diagnostic assessments and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to provide high-quality care. Hospice social workers also work with patients and families to determine the best end-of-life care decisions based on the patient's goals. The patient and family may also need assistance with funeral planning, which which the hospice social worker may help. Hospice social workers also provide assistance with insurance, hospice, and Medicaid/Medicare paperwork, as well as help with paperwork after the patient's death. If the patient needs access to community resources such as Meals on Wheels, the hospice social worker helps arrange those services as well. This professional typically works full time in a hospice setting.

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Social Worker, Hospice Tasks

  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in clients' status.
  • Refer family to community resources to assist in recovery from loss and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, or housing.
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome the loss of a loved one and adjust to life.

Common Career Paths for Social Worker, Hospice


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Hospice Social Workers who go on to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, an upper-level role, pays $52K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker, Hospice


VITAS Healthcare Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $58K.

Offering a median salary of only $44K, Home Health and Hospice Care pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $32K to $77K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Social Worker, Hospice


Hospice Social Workers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Bereavement Counseling, Case Management, and Patient Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Patient Counseling. Most people skilled in Case Management are similarly competent in Bereavement Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker, Hospice

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. Hospice Social Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Key Stats for Social Worker, Hospice

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Social Worker, Hospice Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$50,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Social Worker, Hospice Salaries


▲2%


National Average
$50,000

Patient Counseling
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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