Updated August 18, 2021
Average Housing Counselor Salary
$90,000 yearly
$43.28 hourly

Entry level Salary
$58,000 yearly
$58,000
10 %
$90,000
Median
$138,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$138,000
$11,500
$66
75th Percentile
$112,000
$9,333
$54
Average
$90,021
$7,502
$43
25th Percentile
$71,000
$5,917
$34
10th Percentile
$58,000
$4,833
$28

Average Housing Counselor Salary By State

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Housing Counselor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$71,725
$34.48
Alaska
$81,275
$39.07
Arizona
$77,634
$37.32
Arkansas
$59,805
$28.75
California
$114,319
$54.96
Colorado
$103,961
$49.98
Connecticut
$99,355
$47.77
Delaware
$76,300
$36.68
District of Columbia
$103,458
$49.74
Florida
$77,798
$37.40
Georgia
$73,870
$35.51
Hawaii
$70,321
$33.81
Idaho
$80,084
$38.50
Illinois
$83,265
$40.03
Indiana
$65,040
$31.27
Iowa
$70,292
$33.79
Kansas
$61,166
$29.41
Kentucky
$65,851
$31.66
Louisiana
$70,991
$34.13
Maine
$93,219
$44.82
Maryland
$79,336
$38.14
Massachusetts
$89,153
$42.86
Michigan
$73,917
$35.54
Minnesota
$78,918
$37.94
Mississippi
$65,984
$31.72
Missouri
$72,889
$35.04
Montana
$63,378
$30.47
Nebraska
$70,336
$33.82
Nevada
$85,089
$40.91
New Hampshire
$80,431
$38.67
New Jersey
$84,584
$40.67
New Mexico
$90,803
$43.66
New York
$95,363
$45.85
North Carolina
$82,921
$39.87
North Dakota
$79,414
$38.18
Ohio
$68,451
$32.91
Oklahoma
$66,190
$31.82
Oregon
$90,226
$43.38
Pennsylvania
$78,699
$37.84
Rhode Island
$76,154
$36.61
South Carolina
$55,844
$26.85
South Dakota
$70,714
$34.00
Tennessee
$70,653
$33.97
Texas
$86,799
$41.73
Utah
$82,314
$39.57
Vermont
$88,657
$42.62
Virginia
$94,122
$45.25
Washington
$98,688
$47.45
West Virginia
$68,571
$32.97
Wisconsin
$76,138
$36.60
Wyoming
$63,958
$30.75

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Highest Paying Cities For Housing Counselor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Eureka, CA
$131,280
$63.12
Seattle, WA
$100,044
$48.10
New York, NY
$96,978
$46.62
Portland, OR
$90,042
$43.29
Somerville, MA
$89,417
$42.99
Houston, TX
$86,632
$41.65

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How much does a Housing Counselor make?

  • The average housing counselor makes $90,021 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a housing counselor is $43.28.
  • The average entry-level housing counselor salary is $58,000.
  • Highest paying states for housing counselor are California ($114,319), Colorado ($103,961), Connecticut ($114,319) and Washington ($114,319).
  • Highest paying cities for housing counselor are Eureka, CA ($131,280), Seattle, WA, New York, NY, Portland, OR and Somerville, MA.
  • Housing counselors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $58,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $138,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $112,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $71,000
  • Industries with the highest housing counselor salaries are transportation, construction and insurance.

Average Housing Counselor Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $90,000
    $43.28
    +1.4%
    2020
    $88,800
    $42.68
    +0.9%
    2019
    $88,000
    $42.29
    +2.0%
    2018
    $86,200
    $41.46
    +0.7%
    2017
    $85,600
    $41.15
    +0.6%

    How Much Do Housing Counselors Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, housing counselor salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that transportation, construction, and insurance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for housing counselors. For example, housing counselors make a whopping average salary of $105,524 while working for transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $103,882 at construction companies and $99,287 at insurance companies. But housing counselors may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $75,254.
    RankIndustryAverage Housing Counselor SalaryHousing Counselor Salary Range
    1Transportation
    $105,524
    $61k
    $129k
    2Construction
    $103,882
    $61k
    $129k
    3Insurance
    $99,287
    $61k
    $129k
    4Manufacturing
    $95,614
    $61k
    $129k
    5Finance
    $94,976
    $61k
    $129k
    6Health Care
    $93,080
    $61k
    $129k
    7Hospitality
    $75,254
    $61k
    $129k

    High Paying Housing Counselor Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Legal Extern

    Avg. salary: $69,822

    Legal externs are law students who took the opportunity to do on-the-job training at a law firm. Instead of monetary compensation, they receive academic credits. Legal externs primarily engage in job shadowing. They are usually assigned mentors in the law firm, and they would shadow their mentors in their daily routines. Legal externs are exposed to the actual work done by lawyers. Legal externs are involved in cases, providing insights while building a solid case for their client, giving advice to clients, and representing clients under the supervision of the actual lawyers in the firm. They are usually not given administrative or clerical tasks since they are expected to do more tasks directly related to being a lawyer.
    9,455 Legal Extern Jobs
    Attorney At Law

    Avg. salary: $97,859

    An Attorney at Law is responsible for preparing and examining contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, etc. They advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, or legal rights and obligations.
    5,716 Attorney At Law Jobs
    Attorney

    Avg. salary: $108,074

    Generally, an attorney's responsibility is to advise the client with an ongoing lawsuit on the legal procedures and provide strategies to resolve the case as early as possible. An attorney compiles necessary documents or any records for appeal and client's defense. Attorneys must acquire strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to mediate disputes and settle pending litigation for the client's best interest. In some cases, an attorney's procedure depends on any evidence and research presented during the trial period. An attorney is expected to present clients on legal proceedings, seeking justice and justifying the law.
    8,389 Attorney Jobs
    Lawyer

    Avg. salary: $121,346

    A lawyer is a legal practitioner who specializes in understanding and interpreting laws and other legal matters. Their responsibilities revolve around providing legal counseling and advice, representing clients in different kinds of court proceedings, conducting research, collecting evidence, and coordinating with various experts. A lawyer must also manage and oversee the performance of assistants, paralegals, and other team members. Furthermore, there are instances when a lawyer must draft or manage documents such as contracts, trusts, deeds, and wills, assisting clients as needed.
    3,473 Lawyer Jobs
    Staff Attorney

    Avg. salary: $96,402

    Staff Attorneys are legal employees who work for a variety of organizations, often as full-time employees. They use their legal expertise to help deal with day-to-day legal issues with which their organization needs regular assistance.
    41,750 Staff Attorney Jobs
    Document Review Attorney

    Avg. salary: $77,270

    A Document Review Attorney reviews various types of legal documents, such as contract and employment law, intellectual property, and commercial litigation, to identify any areas of risk or information that may need correction.
    8,115 Document Review Attorney Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Legal Extern
    $69,822
    $5,819
    $33.57
    9,455
    Attorney At Law
    $97,859
    $8,155
    $47.05
    5,716
    Attorney
    $108,074
    $9,006
    $51.96
    8,389
    Lawyer
    $121,347
    $10,112
    $58.34
    3,473
    Staff Attorney
    $96,402
    $8,034
    $46.35
    41,750
    Document Review Attorney
    $77,270
    $6,439
    $37.15
    8,115
    Job Openings

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    Which Companies Pay Housing Counselors The Most?

    To earn a high income as a housing counselor, working for United Airlines or Presbyterian Homes might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Chubb and Pyramid Healthcare report highly competitive wages for housing counselors.
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    Recently Added Housing Counselor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
    Hybrid Housing Counselor (25809)
    Hybrid Housing Counselor (25809)
    Minneapolis, MN
    08/18/2021
    $41,740
    08/18/2021
    Loundoun County Government
    Family Self Sufficiency Housing Counselor
    Family Self Sufficiency Housing Counselor
    Enon, VA
    08/18/2021
    $51,543
    08/18/2021
    Familylinks
    Housing Counselor
    Housing Counselor
    Pittsburgh, PA
    08/12/2021
    $29,301
    08/12/2021
    L3Harris
    In-House Trade Compliance Counsel
    In-House Trade Compliance Counsel
    Melbourne, FL
    08/11/2021
    $93,000
    08/11/2021
    Familylinks Inc.
    Housing Counselor
    Housing Counselor
    Pittsburgh, PA
    08/11/2021
    $29,301
    08/11/2021
    Robert Half
    In House Counsel (Corporate Governance Attorney)
    In House Counsel (Corporate Governance Attorney)
    Los Angeles, CA
    08/03/2021
    $175,000
    08/03/2021
    Robert Half
    In House Counsel
    In House Counsel
    Chicago, IL
    08/03/2021
    $100,000
    08/03/2021
    Jobot
    In-House Transactional Counsel
    In-House Transactional Counsel
    Fort Collins, CO
    08/03/2021
    $175,000
    08/03/2021
    Compass Housing Alliance
    Counselor at Men's Transitional Housing
    Counselor at Men's Transitional Housing
    Seattle, WA
    08/02/2021
    $35,249
    08/02/2021
    Robert Half
    In House Counsel
    In House Counsel
    Monona, WI
    08/01/2021
    $155,000
    08/01/2021

    Average Housing Counselor Salary by Demographic

    Housing Counselor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $84,204
    female-income
    Female Income
    $81,132
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$84,204
    Female$81,132
    Median Housing Counselor Income by Race
    Asian housing counselors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american housing counselors have the lowest average salary at $80,044.
    $90,000
    $72,000
    $54,000
    $36,000
    $18,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$83,709
    Black or African American$80,044
    Asian$86,533
    Hispanic or Latino$80,314
    Average Housing Counselor Salary by Education Level
    $85,000
    $68,000
    $51,000
    $34,000
    $17,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$84,204
    Doctorate Degree$81,545