Hospital Chaplain Salary

An average Hospital Chaplain in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K per year. Pay ranges from $35K on the low end to $64K per year on the high end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Hospital Chaplains making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable.

$34,565 - $64,250
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,779
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$16.29 - $30.56
(Median)
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,565 - $64,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
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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$34,541 - $63,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
   
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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$34,541 - $63,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Job Description for Hospital Chaplain

  • 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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Hospital Chaplains' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Chaplain. Median pay for Chaplains is $43K.

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Popular Skills for Hospital Chaplain


Hospital Chaplains report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Bereavement Counseling, Counseling, and Patient Counseling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling. For most people, competency in Bereavement Counseling indicates knowledge of Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Chaplain

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. Hospital Chaplains bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Hospital Chaplains who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $53K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Chaplain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Hospital Chaplain Salaries

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Patient Counseling
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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