A Chaplain earns an average salary of $46,729 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in pastoral care is associated with high pay for this job.
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$31,345 - $66,939
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$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,728
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$15.58 - $31.26
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,345 - $66,939  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $2,433  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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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$31,860 - $66,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.58 - $31.26  
   
Overtime
$6.80 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$194.89 - $2,433  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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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$31,860 - $66,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278

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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

  • Assist patients and their families with preparing and dealing with the terminally ill.
  • Provide spiritual and emotional help to patients from all cultures and beliefs.
  • Coordinate spiritual and bereavement services for patients.

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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

National Average: $46,622

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Chaplain Reviews

What is it like working as a Chaplain at U.S. Army?

Chaplain in Columbia:
"Experienced counselor and motivational leader/chaplain."
Pros: Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions, stress level, the management.
Cons: Morning phisical training,

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Key Stats for Chaplain

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

pastoral care
up arrow 18%

Palliative Care
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Hospice Care
up arrow 1%

Bereavement Counseling
0%

Public Speaking
0%

National Average
$47,000

Patient Counseling
up arrow 3%

Worship Planning and Leading
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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