Average Salary for Department of Children and Families Employees

The median salary at Department of Children and Families is $51K per year. Department of Children and Families paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though where you live and your role at the company are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Average pay is $53K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $39K per year on average.


Residents of Hartford, Conn. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $75K annually; other top-paying cities include Baton Rouge, La. ($59K) and Chicago, Ill. (approximately $47K). Department of Children and Families workers in Connecticut earn the most — about $84K per year on average.


Bringing in the most money are Child Welfare Specialists — their earnings average around $65K annually. Social Workers are a close second at approximately $51K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $57K annually for Licensed Master Social Workers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to $53K per year for accredited Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists. Department of Children and Families compensates Master of Social Work (MSW)-holders the most at about $62K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $54K per year. Folks here also tend to know Case Management; on the survey, just under one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Child Advocacy, Counseling, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Half of workers receive paid vacation, and only one in three workers get sick leave. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and a solid majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, flexible hours, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Department of Children and Families


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27 %
$24,498 - $60,565
$35,550 - $58,500

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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