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Working As A Chaplain

  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $47,444

    Average Salary

What Does A Chaplain Do

A Chaplain is responsible for providing spiritual guidance and support to soldiers, families, and other groups of people in a wide range of challenging environments. Their primary duties include performing religious services and leading prayers.

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Chaplain Demographics

Gender

Male

65.3%

Female

31.7%

Unknown

2.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.2%

Hispanic or Latino

12.4%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.9%

French

8.7%

Portuguese

4.9%

German

4.4%

Hebrew

3.9%

Korean

3.4%

Italian

3.4%

Greek

2.9%

Chinese

2.4%

Mandarin

1.9%

Dakota

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%

Russian

1.5%

Carrier

1.5%

Dutch

1.0%

Tagalog

0.5%

Telugu

0.5%

Turkish

0.5%

Hindi

0.5%

Indonesian

0.5%
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Chaplain Education

Schools

Liberty University

22.4%

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

7.8%

Fuller Theological Seminary

5.9%

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

5.8%

Chicago Theological Seminary

4.4%

Emory University

4.4%

Princeton Theological Seminary

4.4%

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

4.2%

Interdenominational Theological Center

4.2%

Andrews University

4.1%

Asbury Theological Seminary

3.7%

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

3.7%

Oral Roberts University

3.6%

Luther Seminary

3.6%

Regent University

3.2%

Southern Methodist University

3.1%

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

3.1%

Denver Seminary

3.1%

Texas Christian University

2.9%

Walden University

2.5%
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Majors

Theology

42.0%

Pastoral Counseling And Specialized Ministries

10.0%

Mental Health Counseling

7.7%

Business

4.5%

Religion

4.4%

School Counseling

4.2%

Education

3.7%

Psychology

3.3%

Biblical Studies

3.1%

Social Work

2.3%

Clinical Psychology

2.0%

History

1.8%

Family Therapy

1.7%

Communication

1.6%

Criminal Justice

1.5%

English

1.4%

Counseling Psychology

1.4%

Elementary Education

1.3%

Philosophy

1.0%

Nursing

1.0%
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Degrees

Masters

46.8%

Other

19.2%

Bachelors

18.0%

Doctorate

10.0%

Certificate

2.9%

Associate

2.4%

Diploma

0.6%

License

0.1%
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Real Chaplain Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chaplain, Palliative Care Team Montefiore Medical Center New York, NY Nov 01, 2016 $87,600
Chaplain, Palliative Care Team Montefiore Medical Center New York, NY Jan 11, 2016 $87,600
University Multi-Faith Chaplain University of The Pacific Stockton, CA Jul 01, 2012 $70,500
Chaplain UCSF Medical Center San Francisco, CA Oct 18, 2010 $62,610
Catholic/Interfaith Chaplain Stanford Health Care Palo Alto, CA Aug 02, 2016 $60,403 -
$99,756
Staff Chaplain Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Melrose Park, IL Aug 15, 2011 $56,954
Chaplain Advocate Home Health Services Des Plaines, IL Jun 01, 2014 $55,306 -
$59,480
Chaplain Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC Aug 15, 2011 $55,180
Pediatric Chaplain Texas Children's Hospital Houston, TX Jan 01, 2012 $55,078
Chaplain Kettering Health Network Kettering, OH May 01, 2015 $55,000
Chaplain-Catholic The University of Vermont Medical Center, Inc. Burlington, VT Dec 09, 2016 $54,641
Chaplain-Catholic University of Vermont Medical Center Burlington, VT Jan 26, 2015 $53,040
Chaplain Methodist Health System Dallas, TX Jun 01, 2010 $49,316
Chaplain Essex County Sheriff's Department Middleton, MA Oct 01, 2012 $49,237
Chaplain Methodist Health System Dallas, TX Dec 27, 2009 $49,150
Muslim Chaplain Tufts University Medford, MA Aug 01, 2011 $48,523
Muslim Chaplain Tufts University Medford, MA Jul 01, 2012 $48,523
Chaplain Vitas Healthcare of Pa Blue Bell, PA Nov 02, 2009 $47,986
Chaplain Vitas Hospice Services, LLC Boynton Beach, FL Nov 24, 2010 $41,220 -
$44,220
Chaplain (Clergy) Hebrew Rehabilitation Center/Hebrew Seniorlife MA Mar 12, 2012 $41,184
Chaplain (Clergy) Hebrew Rehabilitation Center/Hebrew Seniorlife MA Feb 06, 2012 $41,184
Muslim Chaplain Tufts University Medford, MA Jul 31, 2012 $40,947
Muslim Chaplain Tufts University Medford, MA Jul 01, 2012 $40,947
Muslim Chaplain Tufts University Medford, MA Jul 01, 2010 $40,133
Assistant Chaplain The Saint Thomas More Corporation New Haven, CT Aug 22, 2016 $40,000 -
$50,000
Chaplain Ignatian Spirituality Project Chicago, IL Sep 01, 2013 $40,000

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Top Skills for A Chaplain

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  1. Spiritual Needs
  2. Pastoral Care
  3. Chaplains
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  • Utilized spiritual history and spiritual assessment tools to address spiritual needs.
  • Provided pastoral care to patients, their family members and hospital employees through counseling, meditation and resource giving.
  • Lead team as Certified Community Chaplains
  • Educate the hospice interdisciplinary team for professional development.
  • Increased counseling presence of chaplain ministry at extended care facility.

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