Chaplain Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$55,000
$40,000
Min 10%
$55,000
Median 50%
$77,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Aurora Medical Group
Highest Paying City
Portland, ME
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
4.4 years
How much does a chaplain make?
Chaplains in America make an average salary of $55,840 per year or $26.85 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $77,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $40,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Chaplains are Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey are some of the states with the best Chaplain salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Chaplain is 4.4 years.
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Average Chaplain Salary By Location

As a Chaplain in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $55,840 per year or $26.85 per hour. Chaplains make the most in Portland, ME at about $79,441 per year. The Portland, ME average entry-level salary for Chaplains is $46,000. Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey are the states with the highest payscale for Chaplains. Virginia, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Arizona are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Chaplain Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Chaplains earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Chaplain Salary By Company

Chaplain jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Chaplains are Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Aurora Medical Group and Allina Health System are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Community Health Network or PeaceHealth, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Chaplains.

Average Chaplain Pay By Industry

Chaplain salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Media companies, Health Care companies, and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest salaries for Chaplains. Media companies pay Chaplains an average salary of $56,251, Health Care companies pay $55,992, and Non Profits companys come in at $55,346. At $54,685, the average salary for Chaplains in the Finance industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Media
Media
$56,251
$56k
Health Care
Health Care
$55,992
$56k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$55,346
$55k
Government
Government
$55,311
$55k
Finance
Finance
$54,685
$55k

Chaplain Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Chaplain Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Chaplain PRN
04/29/2020
$46,686
Chaplain Arrmc (Spiritual Care)
04/28/2020
$54,805
Chaplain
04/26/2020
$44,990
Peace Health
Chaplain-Spiritual Care
04/24/2020
$56,850
Peace Health
Chaplain
04/24/2020
$56,850
Chaplain
04/22/2020
$36,010
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Chaplain I, II-Area Muslim Chaplain
04/21/2020
$40,458
Chaplain PRN
03/27/2020
$46,686
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Chaplain I, II-Area Muslim Chaplain
03/27/2020
$40,458
Meriter-Unitypoint Health
Temporary Staff Chaplain FTE
03/07/2020
$47,124
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