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 $37K annually. Compensation ranges from $25K on the lower end to $45K per year on the higher end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Housing Counselors. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Most Housing Counselors survey respondents are women (76 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,023 - $45,139
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$27K
$37K
$45K
MEDIAN: $37,016
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$11.45 - $20.20
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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 (?
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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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Typical Housing Counselors report a focused set of job 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.


For Housing Counselors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. On average, Housing Counselors make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Housing Counselors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $40K.

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
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Skills That Affect Housing Counselor Salaries

Counseling
0%

National Average
$35,000

Financial Analysis
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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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