Discharge Planner Salary

Discharge Planners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $17.05 per hour. While close to one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Discharge Planners like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Discharge Planners are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,783 - $63,509
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MEDIAN: $42,908
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$12.91 - $25.03
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$0$63K
Salary $30,783 - $63,509
Bonus $600
Total Pay (?
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$27,741 - $57,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $25.03
Overtime $15.10 - $32.66
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $600
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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$27,741 - $57,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

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Job Description for Discharge Planner

Discharge planners are vital members of a hospital’s patient care team. Although they do not provide direct medical care to patients, they do work with medical staff to ensure a smooth transition back to normal life, or to out-patient care, for patients being discharged from in-hospital care.

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Discharge Planner Tasks

  • Coordinate the discharge planning and placement of the patient.
  • Research and negotiate patient needs or other resources during discharge process.
  • Communicate with third party payer case management and provide documentation as required.
  • Collaborate with patients, families, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to facilitate post-hospitalization health care services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Discharge Planner

Pay by Experience for a Discharge Planner has a positive trend. An entry-level Discharge Planner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Discharge Planner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Discharge Planner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 22 salaries. A Discharge Planner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Discharge Planner

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Discharge Planner Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 22%
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