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Housing Counselor Salary

Pay for Housing Counselors in the United States is very modest at just $36K per year. Compensation ranges between $25K and $43K per year. Most Housing Counselors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Housing Counselors making up 76 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$26,569 - $43,806
(Median)
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44K
MEDIAN: $35,560
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$11.64 - $19.53
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$26,569 - $43,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,179  
Total Pay (?
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$25,139 - $42,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $19.53  
   
Overtime
$17.11 - $31.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,179  
   
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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$25,139 - $42,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
United States (change)

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum 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 $39K on average.

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Experience Affects Housing Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%