Bereavement Counselor Salary

A Bereavement Counselor earns an average salary of $42,660 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$33,081 - $55,239
(Median)
$33K
$43K
$55K
MEDIAN: $42,660
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$11.84 - $30.41
(Median)
$12
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$33,081 - $55,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,944  
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$31,293 - $57,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $30.41  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,944  
   
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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$31,293 - $57,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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

  • 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
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Experienced
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National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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