Chaplain Salary

The average pay for a Chaplain is $45,628 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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$30,760 - $63,959
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,628
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90%

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$15.62 - $27.64
(Median)
$16
$22
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,760 - $63,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,678  
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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$31,581 - $62,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 712
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $27.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,678  
   
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).
)
$31,581 - $62,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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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.

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Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

pastoral care
up arrow 3%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 2%

Hospice Care
up arrow 2%

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 24%
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