Average Salary for Department of Children and Families Employees

Department of Children and Families pays its employees $50K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Department of Children and Families employees is how long you've been working, though where you live and your role at the company play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $47K per year. The largest slice of the Department of Children and Families workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $50K annually.


Across its U.S. offices, the state of Connecticut pays Department of Children and Families the most — around $88K per year on average.


Medical Social Workers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $69K annually; Social Workers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $51K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $69K annually. Becoming a Licensed Social Worker can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $46K on average. The best paid folks at Department of Children and Families have a Master of Social Work (MSW), earning $68K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $54K annually. Case Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over two-fifths of Department of Children and Families' people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Child Advocacy, Counseling, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Half of respondents receive paid vacation, and only 30 percent get sick leave. For nearly all employees, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of employees get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Department of Children and Families


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$31,340 - $67,075

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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