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Housing Counselor Salary

Pay for Housing Counselors in the United States is very modest at just $37K annually. Compensation ranges from $25K on the lower end to $44K per year on the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Housing Counselors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Housing Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,163 - $44,622
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,515
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90%

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$11.67 - $19.78
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,163 - $44,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
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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$25,460 - $43,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $19.78  
   
Overtime
$16.99 - $31.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
   
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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$25,460 - $43,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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Job Description for Housing Counselor

  • 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.


Housing Counselors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. Housing Counselors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $40K.

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Experience Affects Housing Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%
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