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.