Bereavement Counselor Salary

A Bereavement Counselor earns an average salary of $45,323 per year.

$30,639 - $73,404
$31K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $45,323
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50%
90%

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$15.28 - $39.02
$15
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $20.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,639 - $73,404  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,111 - $80,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.28 - $39.02  
   
Overtime
$40.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$32,111 - $80,080  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Bereavement Counselor

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

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Key Stats for Bereavement Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Bereavement Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Late-Career
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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