Those pursuing careers as Housing Counselors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Housing Counselors claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Housing Counselors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$26,177 - $48,839
$26K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,700
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$11.97 - $21.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,177 - $48,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$25,859 - $46,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $21.04  
   
Overtime
$27.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,859 - $46,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. 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

Q: 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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Key Stats for Housing Counselor

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Housing Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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


Mortgage Loans
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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