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.

$26,491 - $48,839
(Median)
$26K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,957
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$11.78 - $20.81
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$12
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$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,491 - $48,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,762 - $46,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $20.81  
   
Overtime
$26.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$25,762 - $46,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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.

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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.

Housing Counselor Reviews

What is it like working as a Housing Counselor?

Housing Counselor in Indianapolis:
Pros: I love serving Indiana families and empowering them through housing counseling to take the next best steps in their housing journey.
Cons: Some of the situations that come to me are too far gone and it is difficult to not be able to bring about positive resolve.

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Experience Affects Housing Counselor Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Housing Counselor Salaries

Financial Analysis
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National Average
$36,000

Counseling
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Mortgage Loans
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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