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Housing Counselor Salary

Housing Counselors in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $36K annually on average. Compensation ranges between $25K and $44K per year. Experience level 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 report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Female Housing Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$27,198 - $44,578
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,441
10%
50%
90%

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$11.67 - $19.78
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$27,198 - $44,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$25,472 - $43,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $19.78  
   
Overtime
$16.99 - $31.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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).
)
$25,472 - $43,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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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. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. Housing Counselors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $40K on average.

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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 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 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
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%
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