Adoption Counselor Salary (United States)

An Adoption Counselor earns an average salary of $34,888 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Adoption Counselor Salary (?
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$27,316 - $41,642
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,888
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Adoption Counselor Salary (?
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$7.34 - $22.34
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,316 - $41,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,474  
Total Pay (?
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$17,337 - $42,360  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.34 - $22.34  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,474  
   
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).
)
$17,337 - $42,360  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Adoption Counselor

  • Find foster homes, arrange adoptions and guide clients through the adoption process.
  • Provide emotional support and adoption procedure expertise to both birth and adoptive families.
  • Counsel people in all stages of the adoption process, including biological parents, interested families, and the children themselves.
  • Assess quality of home life and child care for adoptive families and foster parents.

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Experience Affects Adoption Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 24%
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