Bereavement Counselor Salary

A Bereavement Counselor earns an average salary of $45,323 per year.

$26,774 - $80,000
$27K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $48,778
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50%
90%

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$16.00 - $38.50
$16
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.82
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50%
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$0$81K
Salary $26,774 - $80,000
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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$29,799 - $81,646
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $16.00 - $38.50
Overtime $40.75
Annual Data $0$81K
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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$29,799 - $81,646
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Job Description for Bereavement Counselor

Bereavement counselors are specialized therapists who help families and friends of the recently deceased work through issues related to death. They are typically employed by health care organizations, as well as medical entities which offer hospice and other palliative end-of-life care-giving. These counselors serve as guides to help individuals through the various stages of healthy grieving in order to move on with their own lives and responsibilities.

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Bereavement Counselor Tasks

  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome the loss of a loved one and adjust to life.
  • Refer family to community resources to assist in recovery from loss and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, or housing.

Bereavement Counselor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Bereavement Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Bereavement Counselor has a negative trend. An entry-level Bereavement Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bereavement Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Bereavement Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 12 salaries. A Bereavement Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Bereavement Counselor

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Bereavement Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$49,000

Experienced
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Late-Career
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 24%