Average Salary for Department of Children and Families Employees

A typical Department of Children and Families employee can expect to make $42K per year. Though what you do at the company is an influential salary factor for those at Department of Children and Families, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Department of Children and Families
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Social Worker (7)
$27,089 - $68,022  
[-]Social Worker (7)
Salary$27,832 - $64,121  
Total Pay$27,089 - $68,022  
[+]Social Worker (MSW) (2)
$32,542 - $70,959  
[+]Social Worker (MSW) (2)
Salary$30,845 - $69,705  
Total Pay$32,542 - $70,959  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of about $37K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $46K. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home $48K annually.


By state, Department of Children and Families employees make the most in Massachusetts, earning around $46K per year on average.


Earning $53K on average, MSW Social Workers receive the most money, followed by Social Workers ($48K).

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Clinical Social Workers earn $52K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Department of Children and Families provides the highest financial reward to those with a master's in social work — these employees rake in about $46K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $87K. One of the more prevalent skills at Department of Children and Families is Case Management, with slightly more than half considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Counseling, Child Advocacy, and Spanish Language.

Benefits and Perks

Close to one-half participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of workers can count on health insurance, and more than half of workers have dental coverage as a benefit.

Key Stats for Department of Children and Families


69 %
31 %
$26,451 - $51,040
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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