Chaplain Salary

The average pay for a Chaplain is $47,429 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$32,639 - $67,539
$33K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,390
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50%
90%

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$15.74 - $31.41
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.31
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$0$67K
Salary $32,639 - $67,539
Bonus $0.00 - $4,955
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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$32,750 - $66,894
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 946
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.74 - $31.41
Overtime $10.14 - $45.23
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,955
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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$32,750 - $66,894
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 509

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

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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

National Average: $48,019

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

Chaplain Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chaplain?

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
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Chaplain Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Chaplain Salaries

▼0%

Palliative Care
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%

Public Speaking
▼1%

pastoral care
▼1%

Bereavement Counseling
▼2%


Worship Planning and Leading
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%