Housing Counselor Salary
The larger portion of Housing Counselors in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $37K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Housing Counselor
Housing counselors work with potential homeowners to provide home services and counseling for the home-buyer's program. These counselors work with clients on a regular basis to assist them throughout the process avoid any difficulties, and must work to understand the buyer's reasoning for purchasing a home and providing a clear direction for an eventual transaction.Read More...
Housing counselors also work in programs and advocacy campaigns which provide assistance and outreach to low-income families. They may work in a variety of locations, including indoors and outdoors, to "show" houses and travel from one location to another to visit potential homes for clients, and also work in an office to analyze paperwork and understand clients' needs firsthand.
Housing counselors work with a variety of clients of all income-levels, and a bachelor's degree and licensing as a mortgage loan originator are generally required for this position. The job expectancy rate for this position is expected to rise roughly 3% in the years ahead.
Housing Counselor Tasks
- Deliver instructional materials around topics like budgets, credit score, mortgages and foreclosure.
- Conduct one-on-one and group sessions to advise and educate about housing.
- Communicate with a range of agencies, landlords, businesses and individuals.
- Interview and investigate applicants to determine eligibility and status according to policies.
- Write periodic reports and analyses.
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Pay by Experience Level for Housing Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $37K. Housing Counselors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $38K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.