Housing Counselor Salary

Those pursuing careers as Housing Counselors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Housing Counselors are female. Most Housing Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,783 - $51,535
$28K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,355
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50%
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$13.09 - $21.96
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$0$51K
Salary $27,783 - $51,535
Bonus $0.00 - $4,564
Total Pay (?
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$27,519 - $48,372
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 81
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $13.09 - $21.96
Overtime $28.04
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,564
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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$27,519 - $48,372
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70

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Job Description for Housing Counselor

Housing counselors work with potential homeowners to provide home services and counseling for the home-buyer's program. These counselors work with clients on a regular basis to assist them throughout the process avoid any difficulties, and must work to understand the buyer's reasoning for purchasing a home and providing a clear direction for an eventual transaction.

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Housing Counselor Tasks

  • Interview and investigate applicants to determine eligibility and status according to policies.
  • Write periodic reports and analyses.
  • Communicate with a range of agencies, landlords, businesses and individuals.
  • Deliver instructional materials around topics like budgets, credit score, mortgages and foreclosure.
  • Conduct one-on-one and group sessions to advise and educate about housing.

Housing Counselor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Housing Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Housing Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Housing Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Housing Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Housing Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 23 salaries. A Housing Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 13 salaries.

Housing Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Housing Counselor?

Housing Counselor in Indianapolis:
Pros: I love serving Indiana families and empowering them through housing counseling to take the next best steps in their housing journey.
Cons: Some of the situations that come to me are too far gone and it is difficult to not be able to bring about positive resolve.

Housing Counselor in New Bern:
Pros: I love that I am able to assist people in keeping their homes.
Cons: Dealing with Mortgage companies, at times feels like slaying a dragon.

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Key Stats for Housing Counselor

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Housing Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Late-Career
▲4%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Housing Counselor Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Financial Analysis
▼1%

▼4%

Mortgage Loans
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%
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