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Chaplain Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Chaplain is $44,934 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Chaplain Salary (?
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$29,877 - $62,105
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MEDIAN: $44,933
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Chaplain Salary (?
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$15.08 - $27.87
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,877 - $62,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $1,542  
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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$30,671 - $61,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 696
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $27.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,900  
   
Profit Sharing
$590 - $1,542  
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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$30,671 - $61,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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Job Description for Chaplain

A chaplain is typically employed by larger hospitals and healthcare facilities, although they work in other settings (such as the military) as well. The chaplain provides religious counseling and comfort to patients and their families. They work with caregivers and therapists/counselors at these facilities to assist the spiritual needs of anyone requiring assistance.
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Chaplain Tasks
  • Coordinate spiritual and bereavement services for patients.
  • Provide spiritual and emotional help to patients from all cultures and beliefs.
  • Assist patients and their families with preparing and dealing with the terminally ill.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chaplain

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 34%
Los Angeles
up arrow 29%
Baltimore
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
up arrow 14%
Chicago
up arrow 13%
Minneapolis
up arrow 13%
Seattle
up arrow 10%
Denver
up arrow 6%
Tampa
up arrow 3%
Houston
up arrow 2%
National Average
$45,000
Phoenix
up arrow 1%
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
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Nashville
up arrow 7%
Indianapolis
up arrow 8%
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Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%
Hospice Care
up arrow 4%
Public Speaking
up arrow 4%
Counseling
up arrow 2%
National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%