$49,746
Avg. Salary
$25.15
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Social Worker, Hospice is $25.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker, Hospice is $49,746 per year.

$19.38
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$25.15
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$33.05
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MEDIAN $25.15
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$64k
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MEDIAN $49,746
$39,432 - $64,169
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$0$66K
Salary $39,432 - $64,169
Bonus $298 - $8,054
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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$39,852 - $66,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 405
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $19.38 - $33.05
Overtime $11.57 - $45.94
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $298 - $8,054
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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$39,852 - $66,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 282

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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Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker, Hospice


VITAS Healthcare Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $58K.

Home Health and Hospice Care offers the smallest salaries in town — $44K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $32K to $77K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Common Career Paths for Social Worker, Hospice


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Many Hospice Social Workers move into a Licensed Clinical Social Worker role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Licensed Clinical Social Workers on average bring in a similar salary to Hospice Social Workers.

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Popular Skills for Social Worker, Hospice


Professional skills reported by Hospice Social Workers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Bereavement Counseling, Case Management, and Patient Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Patient Counseling. For most people, competency in Case Management indicates knowledge of Bereavement Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker, Hospice

Pay by Experience for a Social Worker, Hospice has a positive trend. An entry-level Social Worker, Hospice with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 211 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Social Worker, Hospice with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Social Worker, Hospice which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 103 salaries. A Social Worker, Hospice with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 46 salaries.

Social Worker, Hospice Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Social Worker, Hospice?

Social Worker, Hospice in Austin:
"Become versatile."
Immerse yourself in as many aspects of hospice as you can. Do referral visits, do bereavement therapy, offer grief groups, take on a student intern. Start working on your clinical licensure if your state allows. SO many skills you gain in hospice care are transferrable to other areas.

Social Worker, Hospice in Columbus:
Make sure you go to graduate school because that is the major way you earn more money.

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Key Stats for Social Worker, Hospice

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Social Worker, Hospice Salaries

▲5%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Social Worker, Hospice Salaries

▲1%


National Average
$51,000


Patient Counseling
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 21%