$63,722
Avg. Salary
$30.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,100

Bonus

$1,017

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) is $30.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) is $63,722 per year.

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$24.36
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$40.19
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MEDIAN $30.21
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MEDIAN $63,722
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$0$83K
Salary $49,807 - $79,096
Bonus $207 - $9,766
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$50,633 - $83,546
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 971
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $24.36 - $40.19
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $28.71 - $60.48
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $207 - $9,766
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$50,633 - $83,546
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,217

Job Description

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.


Known for taking on a considerable number of Hospice Registered Nurses, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Gentiva, VITAS Healthcare Corporation, Gentiva Health Services, Inc., and Hope Hospice and Community Services are leading firms in the industry. Employees at Gentiva Health Services, Inc. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $72K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $56K and higher ones not far away at only $84K. Soaring salaries can also be found at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Community Hospices, and Seasons Hospice, where earnings of $72K, $71K, or $70K are standard for Hospice Registered Nurses.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Hospice of Dayton, Inc. ($57K), Home Health and Hospice Care ($58K), and Amedisys, Inc. ($58K).

Common Career Paths


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Many Hospice Registered Nurses move into a Hospice Nurse Case Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Hospice Nurse Case Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Hospice Registered Nurses.

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Popular Skills


Hospice Registered Nurses report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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. It is often found that people who know Hospice are also skilled in Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level

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

26%

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-17%

National Average: $63,692

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, 28 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Miami and 11 percent less in Akron, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Job 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 San Antonio:
"Ask for what you feel you are worth."
You have to givebit at least a full year to get the ropes of understanding your role in Hospice cafe.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Sacramento:
Pros: Not much.
Cons: Low pay, stressful work environment, don't feel valued.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Bluefield:
"Caring for patients."
Pros: Patients.
Cons: On call.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Dalhart:
"Strong people skills with patience and understanding."
Show concern and caring to patient and family. Your knowledge and compassion will help patient and family cope with this hard time in their lives.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Athens:
"None."
Go be one it a good long term job.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Cape May Court House:
"Variety Important."
When I started in Burdette Tomlin Memorial hospital I soon learned this was the best place to gain knowledge and experience for anyone new in the nursing field.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 372 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

How Experience Affects Salaries

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▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼1%

▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Critical Care
▲3%

Triage
▲2%




National Average
$64,000


Hospice Care
▼2%

Hospice
▼2%

▼3%

▼5%

CHPN
▼6%

Geriatrics
▼6%

Oncology
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 372 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 29%