Chaplain Salary

The average pay for a Chaplain is $46,474 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$31,286 - $64,633
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,473
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$15.62 - $28.69
(Median)
$16
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,286 - $64,633  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,623  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,901 - $63,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 759
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $28.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,623  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$31,901 - $63,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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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

National Average: $46,130

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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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Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

pastoral care
up arrow 4%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 1%

Hospice Care
up arrow 1%

Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

Patient Counseling
0%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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