$48,187
Avg. Salary
$23.03
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Hospital Chaplain is $23.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Hospital Chaplain is $48,187 per year.

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$14.66
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$66k
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MEDIAN $48,187
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$0$65K
Salary $33,736 - $65,939
Bonus $250 - $2,500
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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$31,085 - $64,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.66 - $30.37
Overtime $36.57
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $250 - $2,500
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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$31,085 - $64,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

Job Description

Hospital chaplains are religious ministers who help to provide spiritual comfort for patients and their families. They may read from religious texts or provide practical teaching or prayers, and some hospitals may have different chaplains for different religions. This job can be stressful, as hospital chaplains are often present during difficult times for loved ones of the deceased, and spiritual assessments may be carried out to focus on things such as mental, physical, or emotional challenges.

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Hospital Chaplain Tasks
  • Interact with and build relationships with staff, clients and family members.
  • Document interactions, challenges and program attendance.
  • Work with community and care team to ensure care is in accord with patients' faith.
  • Connect clients to appropriate clergy and counseling opportunities, and facilitate referrals to the hospice.
  • Guide individuals and groups through grief and bereavement counseling and coping strategies.

Common Career Paths


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Many Hospital Chaplains move into a Chaplain role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Chaplains on average bring in a similar salary to Hospital Chaplains.

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Popular Skills


Survey takers who work as Hospital Chaplains report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Palliative Care, Counseling, Patient Counseling, and Bereavement Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Bereavement Counseling also know Counseling and Palliative Care.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Chaplain has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Chaplain with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Chaplain with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Hospital Chaplain which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 53 salaries. A Hospital Chaplain with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 31 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hospital Chaplain?

Hospital Chaplain in Houston:
"It’s very difficult working with patients and families encou."
Pros: My team and my calling.
Cons: Pay and time off. Not consideration for other certifications or degrees.

Hospital Chaplain in Austin:
"Spiritual health giv."
Pros: Giving hope being there for the bereaved.
Cons: When young children can't understand why love ones have to die and the hurt they go through.

Hospital Chaplain in Dallas:
"Hospital Hierarchy."
Emotional intellegience. Eager to learn. Strong mental aptitute. Strong sense of Calling. Dynamic work ethic. Ability to relate with diverse work place and clients. Confident and servant leadership skills.

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Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼9%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Palliative Care
▲9%

Counseling
▲1%

National Average
$48,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 16%