Ombudsmans in the United States pull down an average of $53K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Ombudsmans is high. Ombudsmans who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$34,811 - $106,865|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,830|
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|$33,490 - $104,525|
|Hourly Rate||$13.40 - $42.75|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $7,830|
|Total Pay (||$33,490 - $104,525|
Job Description for Ombudsman
Ombudsmen work primarily in situations in which a power struggle exists among different parties. It is common in the United Kingdom and some surrounding areas for ombudsmen to settle disputes between businesses and consumers of products; when there is a complaint against a large company, for example, an ombudsman must mend the difference in power (large corporation versus an individual with a problem or complaint) to reach a peaceful agreement between both parties. The tactics used to settle disputes are generally mild and non-aggressive, such as simple mediation sessions. It is the ombudsman’s job to find a reasonable solution to the dispute as early as possible to avoid future conflict, and further research and investigation may be necessary for issues which turn into cases.Read More...
The position's educational requirements are not necessarily strict; instead, there is more emphasis on the demonstration of skill to mediate a problem and research the hard facts. An ombudsman should have fantastic interpersonal skills, communication skills, and the confidence to find reasonable solutions between opposing parties.Generally, ombudsmen work in indoor environments and may occasionally be required to travel to the location of a dispute.
- Resolve conflicts, disputes, or problems.
- Serve as a trusted source of information.
- Reestablish relationships between groups or individuals.
Pay by Experience Level for Ombudsman
Pay by Experience for an Ombudsman has a positive trend. An entry-level Ombudsman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ombudsman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Ombudsman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 26 salaries. An Ombudsman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 17 salaries.
Key Stats for Ombudsman
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