Housing Counselor Salary

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 $36K per year. Earnings generally vary between $25K and $43K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Housing Counselors survey respondents are women (75 percent). A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Housing Counselors. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,409 - $43,911
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$44K
MEDIAN: $36,293
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50%
90%

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$11.78 - $19.73
(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
$27,409 - $43,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
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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$25,496 - $43,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $19.73  
   
Overtime
$16.99 - $31.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
   
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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$25,496 - $43,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $40K.

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Experience Affects Housing Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

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 56 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 18%