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Average Salary for Department of Children and Families Employees

An average Department of Children and Families employee can expect to make $39K per year. Your experience level influences pay for Department of Children and Families workers the most, followed by where you live. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $39K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $49K per year on average.


Residents of Baton Rouge, La. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $45K annually; other top-paying cities include Springfield, Mass. ($42K) and Tallahassee, Fla. ($34K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of Massachusetts pays Department of Children and Families the most — about $46K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Social Workers who bring in close to around $52K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Master Social Workers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $56K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Licensed Clinical Social Workers with credentials; these people earn $52K annually on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Counseling among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $54K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Department of Children and Families is Case Management, with roughly one in three considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Child Advocacy, Data Analysis, and Spanish Language.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (one in four respondents) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Approximately one-fourth of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most employees can count on health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit.

Key Stats for Department of Children and Families


75 %
25 %
$25,499 - $50,391
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
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