$49,126
Avg. Salary
$22.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$974

Bonus

$400

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chaplain is $22.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Chaplain is $49,126 per year.

10%
$16.16
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$22.71
50%
$31.63
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MEDIAN $22.71
10%
$34k
10%
$49k
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$68k
90%
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MEDIAN $49,126
$33,625 - $68,329
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MEDIAN: $49,126
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$0$68K
Salary $33,625 - $68,329
Bonus $290 - $9,608
Profit Sharing $400
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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$33,728 - $67,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 918
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.16 - $31.63
Overtime $15.00 - $44.22
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $290 - $9,608
Profit Sharing $400
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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$33,728 - $67,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 548

Job Description for Chaplain

A chaplain is typically employed by larger hospitals and healthcare facilities, although they work in other settings (such as the military) as well. The chaplain provides religious counseling and comfort to patients and their families. They work with caregivers and therapists/counselors at these facilities to assist the spiritual needs of anyone requiring assistance.

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Chaplain Tasks
  • Assist patients and their families with preparing and dealing with the terminally ill
  • Provide spiritual and emotional help to patients from all cultures and beliefs
  • Coordinate spiritual and bereavement services for patients

Popular Employer Salaries for Chaplain


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, U.S. Army offers the most; Chaplains earn $78K on average there.

Chaplain Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chaplain


Survey results show that Chaplains use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Palliative Care, Counseling, Hospice Care, and pastoral care are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Worship Planning and Leading as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Bereavement Counseling are similarly competent in Public Speaking and Hospice Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Chaplain

Pay by Experience for a Chaplain has a positive trend. An entry-level Chaplain with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 360 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chaplain with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 243 salaries. An experienced Chaplain which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 222 salaries. A Chaplain with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 127 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

12%

6%

-3%

-5%

National Average: $48,917

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Chaplains in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Chaplains can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Minneapolis (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Nashville. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Indianapolis (11 percent less).

Chaplain Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chaplain?

Chaplain in Phoenix:
"Love my work company needs improvement."
Pros: Patients benefit
Cons: Lack of management communication and engagement

Chaplain in Newark:
"Meaningful."
Pros: Flexibility
Cons: Paperwork

Chaplain in Elizabeth:
"Interesting."
Pros: Distance to work
Cons: The Pay

Chaplain in Los Angeles:
Pros: Many cultures exciting.
Cons: Traffic.

Chaplain in Tallahassee:
"Cost of living, great traffic."
Pros: Great place to raise a family.
Cons: It operates sometimes in a 'good ole boy' system.

Chaplain in San Francisco:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Working with People.
Cons: Being away from my children.

Chaplain in Columbia:
"Experienced counselor and motivational leader/chaplain."
Pros: Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions, stress level, the management.
Cons: Morning phisical training,

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Key Stats for Chaplain

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

National Average
$49,000

▼2%

Palliative Care
▼2%

▼3%

Public Speaking
▼3%

pastoral care
▼3%

Bereavement Counseling
▼4%


Worship Planning and Leading
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%