A Bereavement Counselor earns an average salary of $43,887 per year.

$34,255 - $59,202
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$34K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,886
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$13.28 - $37.68
(Median)
$13
$20
$38
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,255 - $59,202  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,959 - $62,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $37.68  
   
Overtime
$28.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$31,959 - $62,196  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Bereavement Counselor

Bereavement counselors are specialized therapists who help families and friends of the recently deceased work through issues related to death. They are typically employed by health care organizations, as well as medical entities which offer hospice and other palliative end-of-life care-giving. These counselors serve as guides to help individuals through the various stages of healthy grieving in order to move on with their own lives and responsibilities.

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Bereavement Counselor Tasks

  • Refer family to community resources to assist in recovery from loss and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, or housing.
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome the loss of a loved one and adjust to life.

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Experience Affects Bereavement Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$44,000

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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