How Much Do Hospital Chaplains Make?


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The average salary of a hospital chaplain is around $45,000 per year. This is on top of benefits, such as health or dental insurance.

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Salaries for hospital chaplains vary between around $36,000 to $63,000 per year, as of 2015. Some hospitals offer benefits like insurance while many others do not.

Hospital chaplains are in charge of assisting patients and their families in dealing with a terminal illness and death, and often coordinate spiritual services for patients and their families. They are there to provide comfort, counseling and healing to families of all denomination. Those wanting to become a hospital chaplain often receive higher pay when they have received training in counseling.

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