Depends. Here in Northern California, particularly in the Sacramento County, I can name major hospice companies, both independent and those affiliated to hospitals.
Vitas usually offers $35/hr, less if you are not an RN but I think they started just hiring RNs now. Pretty big, last time I heard, they have 400-600 patient census. I actually think they are the biggest in Northern California.
Bristol, I think, goes pretty much that route about $30-$40/hr, plus they have a $1000 sign-in bonus. Just saw that in an ad.
Kaiser offers the biggest, I think they start at $55-$65. But their hospice is small and it is hard to get in, unless you already know someone that can recommend you and even that is not sure. Mostly they only offer per diem. I know someone there that said they have been asking the management to expand hospice services and hire more but so far it was a no-go. They've been sending the patients that they can not handle to Vitas, Bristol (though I think they are having issues with them right now) and Sutter, and that is actually a lot of patients.
Sutter offers around $45-$55. They are bigger than Kaiser, hospice-wise, and like Kaiser, your chances of getting in is better if you have good experience and/or you know someone that can recommend you and vouch that you are a good RN.
Mercy/Dignity Health also offers $40-$55. Its easier to get in compared to Kaiser and Sutter, but based on my experience 3 years ago and those of other nurses in facilities, they have the worst support and service among all of the above. I do not know if that changed already.
Again, this depends on your experience. They usually want at least 2 years of relevant experience, better if it is home health or hospice experience. They all offer mileage. Best benefit is usually Sutter and Kaiser. I think only Sutter offer retirement and they pay for it for their employees and you get vested in 2-3 years.
Those are usually the big hospice companies. There are other smaller companies and those that just started. There is Snowline, Hospice of the Valley (I think they got acquired by Sutter), etc. This is just for the Sacramento County/some Northern California. I believe its different down south.