Chaplain Salary (United States)

A Chaplain earns an average salary of $44,458 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 Hospice is associated with high pay for this job.
Chaplain Total Pay (?
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$29,425 - $62,267
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MEDIAN: $44,458
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Chaplain Total Pay (?
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$14.86 - $27.41
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,425 - $62,267  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,860  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $1,750  
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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$30,078 - $60,789  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $27.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,860  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $1,750  
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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$30,078 - $60,789  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Minneapolis
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Baltimore
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Los Angeles
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Houston
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
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Boston
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Denver
up arrow 6%
Phoenix
0%
National Average
$44,000
Tampa
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Nashville
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Tulsa
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Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

Hospice
up arrow 21%
Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
Critical Care
up arrow 3%
Palliative Care
0%
National Average
$44,000
Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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