Social Worker, Hospice Salary (United States)

A typical Hospice Social Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $47,588 annually. Pay generally spreads from $34,604 to $61,621 per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to about half. Work is enjoyable for Hospice Social Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Social Worker, Hospice Salary (?
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$34,343 - $60,503
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MEDIAN: $46,029
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Social Worker, Hospice Salary (?
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$16.19 - $29.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,343 - $60,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
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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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$34,604 - $61,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.19 - $29.97  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $51.68  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $1,029  
   
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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$34,604 - $61,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome the loss of a loved one and adjust to life.
  • 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.
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in clients' status.

Common Career Paths for Social Worker, Hospice

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For Hospice Social Workers, career progression may result in somewhat stagnant compensation. Typically, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), an upper-level role, will earn an amount similar to those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker, Hospice

Survey takers reported data on just two employers and both offer similar salaries. At Home Health and Hospice Care, workers typically make around $50,729 while VITAS Innovative Hospice Care offers annual pay of about $49,521. With a median salary of $49,521, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides Hospice Social Workers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $58K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Social Worker, Hospice

Hospice Social Workers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Mastery of Counseling, Case Management, and Bereavement Counseling skills often translates to an increase in salary: 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people who know Bereavement Counseling also know Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker, Hospice

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Hospice Social Workers can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Though starting salaries approximate $42K, they climb to $49K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $51K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Hospice Social Workers earning an average of $53K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Hospice Social Workers, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Social Worker, Hospice Salaries

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$48,000

Skills That Affect Social Worker, Hospice Salaries

Bereavement Counseling
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Case Management
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National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%