Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

Most Hospice Registered Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $29.91 per hour. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Hospice Registered Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,867 - $78,987
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$63K
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MEDIAN: $63,053
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$24.27 - $40.03
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$0$83K
Salary $49,867 - $78,987
Bonus $202.03 - $9,851
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$50,516 - $83,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 548
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $24.27 - $40.03
Hourly Tips $2.00
Overtime $24.47 - $59.76
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $202.03 - $9,851
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$50,516 - $83,135
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,235

Job Description for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

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

  • Create and implement care plan for patients including feedback and desires of patients and their families.
  • Manage staff of caregivers and specialists.
  • Provide care for elderly, convalescing, or terminal patients.

Common Career Paths for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


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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.

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


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).

Popular Skills for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)


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 for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

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

National Average: $63,110

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.

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

Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Lancaster:
"Work Flexibility, Office Conditions, Stress Level"
Pros: Flexibility, relationship with patients, autonomy.
Cons: Stress, on call two times per week,

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Key Stats for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$63,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Critical Care
▲4%

Triage
▲3%





National Average
$63,000

Hospice Care
▼1%

Hospice
▼1%

▼2%

▼4%

CHPN
▼5%

Geriatrics
▼5%

Oncology
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 29%