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Bereavement Follow-up Worker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$82,502 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bereavement Follow-up Worker is $82,502 a year and $40 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Bereavement Follow-up Worker is between $58,752 and $101,977. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Provides counseling, group support therapy, and follow-up services to bereaved survivors: Contacts survivor to schedule home visit to evaluate survivor's need for counseling or other grief support services.
  • Advises survivor and provides information about community and spiritual resources, available publications, financial counseling, and other services to aid survivor in coping with death loss.
  • Counsels survivor, individually or in group setting, applying therapeutic and evaluative techniques to resolve or mitigate survivor's feelings of grief, depression, anger, loneliness, or sorrow.
  • Attends classes, seminars, workshops, and professional meetings, and reads grief-related publications to develop new grief therapy techniques and improve counseling skills.
  • Conducts group training sessions to explain and present therapeutic methodology and grief support material to community, clergy, hospices, hospitals, and schools.
  • Schedules guest speakers to lecture at group training sessions to broaden knowledge of methods of accepting grief reactions caused by disasters and deaths occurring under traumatic circumstances, such as suicide, murder, and accidents. |May train workers in bereavement techniques. |May record statistical data and follow-up schedule to monitor survivor's healing progress, using computer. |May arrange casket, chairs, and floral bouquets in funeral parlor, and greet and direct mourners at funeral service.
Bereavement Follow-up Worker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Healthcare Social Workers

Job family population: 167,730

Estimated population of Bereavement Follow-up Worker jobs: 15,428

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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