Average Salary for Department of Human Services Employees

The median income for Department of Human Services employees is $41K annually. Your city is the biggest factor affecting pay for Department of Human Services workers, followed by your role at the company and how long you've been working. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Department of Human Services typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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State of Georgia (GA)
Employer: Department of Human Services
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Social Work Supervisor (5)
$31,733 - $83,476  
[-]Social Work Supervisor (5)
Salary$32,555 - $79,789  
Total Pay$31,733 - $83,476  
[+]Case Manager (5)
$25,132 - $56,525  
[+]Case Manager (5)
Salary$25,081 - $58,692  
Total Pay$25,132 - $56,525  
[+]Case Manager, Social Services (5)
$31,224 - $67,757  
[+]Case Manager, Social Services (5)
Salary$31,028 - $60,121  
Total Pay$31,224 - $67,757  
[+]Director of Program Management, Human Services (3)
$34,096 - $76,238  
[+]Director of Program Management, Human Services (3)
Salary$42,524 - $87,837  
Total Pay$34,096 - $76,238  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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About This Company


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Median pay is highest in Nashville ($61K per year), followed by Washington, DC (approximately $60K), Fargo ($55K), and Pittsburgh (about $39K). Atlanta ranks low on the pay scale — at $26K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $63K annually) in California.


The highest average salaries go to Social Services Directors, who bring in close to about $67K, though Social Services Case Managers are not far behind at approximately $58K along with Social Work Supervisors (around $52K) and Child, Family, or School Social Workers ($51K). Case Managers at Department of Human Services do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($32K) at the company.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $38K. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make about $34K. A typical employee has 10-19 years of experience and earns $54K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $90K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Salaries typically rise to $74K annually for accredited Licensed Master Social Workers. Those with a law degree at Department of Human Services come out on top, and their salaries approach $90K per year.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $68K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Case Management; just under a third deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Program Management.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only two-fifths of workers report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Just over a half of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Nearly all workers have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Department of Human Services


68 %
32 %
$25,346 - $56,183
$25,861 - $61,921
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 25 votes.

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