Average Salary for Department of Human Services Employees

Compensation for Department of Human Services employees is around $40K annually on average. How long you've been working influences pay for Department of Human Services workers the most, followed by your role at the company and geography. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $35K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Department of Human Services employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $36K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Social Services Case Managers, who bring in close to approximately $45K per year, though Social Workers are not far behind at around $38K along with Customer Service Representatives (about $38K) and Child Welfare Specialists ($34K). Department of Human Services hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Secretaries (about $24K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($50K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Salem, Ore. ($45K), Raleigh, N.C. (around $40K), and Tulsa, Okla. (approximately $37K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta, Ga. — at $34K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to $71K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Social Workers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $77K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Office Specialist is rewarded with median pay of $34K per year. Those with a Master of Social Work (MSW) at Department of Human Services come out on top, and their salaries approach around $74K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $55K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Department of Human Services is Case Management; approximately one in three of employees use it for work. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Child Advocacy were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

A third of respondents receive paid vacation, and only two in five survey participants get sick leave. To plan for old age, close to one-half maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Department of Human Services provides health insurance to most respondents, and a fair number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, 401(a), flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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Key Stats for Department of Human Services


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19 %
$24,960 - $50,997
$23,564 - $70,496

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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10-19 years
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