Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $49K per year. Overall, the greater share of Department of Children and Families folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $39K annually.
Residents of Baton Rouge, La. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $45K per year; other top-paying cities include Springfield, Mass. (about $42K) and Tallahassee, Fla. ($34K). By state, Department of Children and Families pays its Wisconsin employees the most; the pay rate there is $55K annually.
Bringing in the most money are Social Workers — their earnings average $51K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Clinical Social Workers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $52K annually. Becoming a Licensed Master Social Worker can certainly pay off here; those folks make $45K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Counseling among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $54K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Case Management; over a third deem it necessary for work. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, Child Advocacy, and Data Entry.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (22 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. To plan for old age, between a fifth and a fourth of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and the larger part of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well.