Housing Counselor Salary

Housing Counselors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $37K annually. Earnings generally vary between $25K and $44K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Housing Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,819 - $44,909
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$45K
MEDIAN: $36,596
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90%

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$11.64 - $19.93
(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
$26,819 - $44,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
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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$25,424 - $44,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $19.93  
   
Overtime
$16.90 - $31.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
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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$25,424 - $44,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.


Housing Counselors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. Housing Counselors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Housing Counselors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $40K.

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Experience Affects Housing Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

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 52 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 15%
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