The average hourly pay for a Hospice Chaplain is $24.11.
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What Do Hospice Chaplains Do?
Hospice chaplains are responsible for providing spiritual services to patients and family members on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of giving advice and resources to people of different ages, cultures, and beliefs. Hospice chaplains provide counseling services using their training in crisis intervention, as well as help train volunteers to assess spiritual concerns and needs of families. One of their main duties includes assessing the level of individuals' emotional and spiritu…Read more
Hospice Chaplain Tasks
- Interact with and build relationships with staff, clients and family members.
- Document interactions, challenges and program attendance.
- Work with community and care team to ensure care is in accord with patients' faith.
- Connect clients to appropriate clergy and counseling opportunities, and facilitate referrals to the hospice.
- Guide individuals and groups through grief and bereavement counseling and coping strategies.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Chaplain
The top respondents for the job title Hospice Chaplain are from the companies Kindred Healthcare, VITAS Healthcare Corporation and Hospice Compassus. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $35.03. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include VITAS Healthcare Corporation and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, earning around $30.89 and $28.00, respectively. Gentiva Health Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $19.00. Hospice Compassus and Kindred Healthcare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.63 and $21.72, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Hospice Chaplains?
Skills in Clinical Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling, Hospice Care, Patient Counseling and Bereavement Counseling.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Chaplains?
An entry-level Hospice Chaplain with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.71 based on 8 salaries. An early career Hospice Chaplain with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.04 based on 199 salaries. A mid-career Hospice Chaplain with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.22 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Hospice Chaplain with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.98 based on 131 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Hospice Chaplain in their job title in Sacramento, California earn an average of 23.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (20.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (17.0% less), Greenville, South Carolina (17.0% less) and Houston, Texas (12.9% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 550 survey responses.