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Adoption Counselor Salary (United States)

An Adoption Counselor earns an average salary of $34,919 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Adoption Counselor Salary (?
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$28,337 - $42,060
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,919
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Adoption Counselor Salary (?
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$7.41 - $22.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$28,337 - $42,060  
   
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).
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$17,888 - $42,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.41 - $22.19  
   
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).
)
$17,888 - $42,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

Experienced
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 24%