A Chaplain earns an average salary of $44,141 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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$29,268 - $61,451
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MEDIAN: $44,141
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Chaplain Total Pay (?
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$14.91 - $27.53
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,268 - $61,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
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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$30,056 - $60,430  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $27.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$30,056 - $60,430  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,203
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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
Minneapolis
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Baltimore
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Boston
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Houston
up arrow 16%
Los Angeles
up arrow 16%
Seattle
up arrow 12%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Denver
up arrow 5%
Tampa
0%
National Average
$44,000
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Phoenix
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

Hospice
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Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
Critical Care
up arrow 4%
Palliative Care
0%
National Average
$44,000
Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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