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Home Health RN Hourly Rates Increase 2.76%

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National hourly + per visit  50th percentiles  by auspice

The national hourly rate for RNs in home health increased 2.76% from 2015 to 2016, according to the 2016-2017 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, just released by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  RNs at Visiting Nurse Associations (VNA)/Visiting Nurse Services (VNS), received the highest rate of $32.71, followed by the hospital-based agency rate of $31.46.  The RN rate at not-for-profit agencies was $29.68 compared to $29.93 at for-profit agencies. 

1,914 home health agencies participated in the study.   The complete 240-page Report contains 64 jobs reporting on salaries, bonuses, and hourly & per visit rates.  Data are reported by state, CBSA, nine geographic regions, agency type and revenue size.  Also included are 16 fringe benefits, planned percent increases, turnover rates, and personnel policies.

The Report may be purchased from HCS for $325.  A separate Hospice Salary & Benefits Report will be available in November. In addition to the Reports, the salary/hourly/visit results may be purchased in Excel.  The Reports may be ordered online at www.hhcsinc.com or by calling HCS at (201) 405-0075.

Highlights of the Report include:

  • 100% of agencies offer health insurance

  • 81% of agencies offer health insurance to part-time employees

  • Data reported includes salary, hourly and per visit rates

  • Percentile rankings for wages: 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th and average

With over 45 years’ experience in national healthcare salary and benefits research, Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service is recognized for its comprehensive, responsible and reliable 11 specialized Reports. HCS provides the source for establishing and maintaining an effective compensation program.  A must for any human resource team!

To order, visit the HCS website at www.hhcsinc.com or call (201) 405-0075.


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