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.