Housing Counselor Salary

Housing Counselors in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K annually on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $25K and $44K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Housing Counselors making up 75 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,819 - $44,909
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,595
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$11.67 - $19.87
(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
$26,819 - $44,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
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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$25,448 - $44,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $19.87  
   
Overtime
$16.90 - $31.75  
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 - $1,192  
   
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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$25,448 - $44,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Housing Counselors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $40K on average.

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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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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