Housing Specialist Salary

The average wage for a Housing Specialist is $15.84 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$28,627 - $48,773
$29K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,143
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$12.74 - $22.14
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MEDIAN: $16.44
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$0$48K
Salary $28,627 - $48,773
Bonus $0.00 - $2,583
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$27,529 - $47,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $22.14
Overtime $1.50 - $35.43
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,583
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$27,529 - $47,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

Job Description for Housing Specialist

Housing specialists work to match clients' profiles with available housing units in a defined market to assist them in securing appropriate, permanent housing. They are often employed by government agencies to find affordable subsidized housing for candidates who have limited income or are in assistance programs, and they may also find appropriate housing for those with special needs, such as the elderly or handicapped, or work for a property/facility that offers such residences. They must be familiar with the FHA (Fair Housing Act), which prohibits discrimination in housing based on nationality, race, and other factors.

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Housing Specialist 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.

Common Career Paths for Housing Specialist


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Housing Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Housing Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Housing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Housing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Housing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Housing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 71 salaries. A Housing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,946

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

Housing Specialist Reviews

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

Housing Specialist in Kingston:
"Good entry level."
Pros: Steady hours, paid time off, modest pay, job security.
Cons: No overtime, challenging clientele.

Housing Specialist in Pittsfield:
"Stress Level."
Pros: The People I work with and having my own office.
Cons: Way too much work work for too little pay. My job should be split up into at least two positions. There are not enough hours in the day to get done what needs to be done.

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Key Stats for Housing Specialist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Housing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$36,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Housing Specialist Salaries

Project Management
▲78%

National Average
$36,000


Counseling
▼8%

Customer Service
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 13%