A Bereavement Counselor earns an average salary of $44,443 per year.

$33,935 - $63,886
$34K
$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,443
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$15.17 - $35.75
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$21
$36
MEDIAN: $20.57
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Salary
$33,935 - $63,886  
   
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$32,381 - $73,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$31.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$32,381 - $73,974  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome the loss of a loved one and adjust to life.
  • 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.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Bereavement Counselor

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Bereavement Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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