Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $53K annually. The largest slice of the Department of Children and Families workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $43K per year.
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. (about $59K) and Chicago, Ill. (around $47K). By state, Department of Children and Families employees make the most in Illinois, earning $60K per year on average.
Child Welfare Specialists rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $65K annually; Social Workers come in second with median earnings amounting to about $51K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Master Social Workers, who make $57K annually. Becoming a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist can certainly pay off here; those folks make $53K on average. It pays to have a Master of Social Work (MSW) at Department of Children and Families — these employees make the most at $62K per year.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $54K annually. A common skill in Department of Children and Families' work force is Case Management; nearly one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers are also familiar with Child Advocacy, Data Analysis, and Counseling.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a little more than half of workers get vacation time, whereas 36 percent get paid sick leave. A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and a solid majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include life insurance, flexible hours, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a subsidized cell phone.