Housing Counselor Salary

Pay for Housing Counselors in the United States is very modest at just $37K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $25K to $45K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Housing Counselors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Housing Counselors making up 76 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$27,023 - $45,139
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$45K
MEDIAN: $37,016
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$11.45 - $20.20
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$27,023 - $45,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
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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$25,253 - $44,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $20.20  
   
Overtime
$16.68 - $29.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,038  
   
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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$25,253 - $44,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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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Survey results show that Housing Counselors typically report just a few professional skills. Counseling and Financial Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Housing Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Housing Counselors bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $40K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Housing Counselor Salaries

Counseling
0%

National Average
$35,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 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
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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