What is a hospice nurse's salary?


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The median salary for a staff nurse in a hospice environment in the United States is $64,015, according to Salary.com. This data was compiled from human resource departments across the United States and was effective as of February, 2015.

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A median salary means that 50 percent of registered nurses in a hospice environment earn less than $64,015. Ten percent of RNs earn $51,808 or less, while the top 10 percent earn $77,818 or more, as of 2015, states Salary.com. Salaries vary based on company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Hospice care services are meant for terminally ill patients and attempt to maximize a patient's comfort by reducing pain, and addressing psychological and spiritual needs, as stated by Mayo Clinic.

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