Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Department of Children and Families for between five and 10 years earn approximately $54K annually on average. The largest slice of the Department of Children and Families workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $42K per year.
Across Department of Children and Families' U.S. offices, employees in the state of Wisconsin earn the most, taking home around $49K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Social Workers; median pay is the highest at $52K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Master Social Workers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $56K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is rewarded with median pay of $49K per year. Department of Children and Families compensates B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA)-holders the most at approximately $51K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Counseling; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $54K per year. Case Management is a popular skill among Department of Children and Families workers, with roughly two in five of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Child Advocacy, Data Analysis, and Data Entry.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in four employees enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. More than a third of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Department of Children and Families sponsors. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a majority of respondents report having dental coverage.