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Average Salary for Department of Human Services Employees

The typical salary at Department of Human Services is $41K annually. Geography 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. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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[-]Case Manager (6)
$24,674 - $55,128  
[-]Case Manager (6)
Salary$23,766 - $55,981  
Total Pay$24,674 - $55,128  
[+]Case Manager, Social Services (5)
$31,858 - $66,017  
[+]Case Manager, Social Services (5)
Salary$29,892 - $59,588  
Total Pay$31,858 - $66,017  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (4)
$35,063 - $82,496  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (4)
Salary$32,594 - $78,649  
Total Pay$35,063 - $82,496  
[+]Director of Program Management, Human Services (3)
$34,350 - $76,248  
[+]Director of Program Management, Human Services (3)
Salary$41,728 - $86,866  
Total Pay$34,350 - $76,248  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Median pay is highest in Nashville ($61K per year), followed by Washington, DC (approximately $60K), Fargo (around $55K), and Pittsburgh ($39K). On the lower end is Atlanta at $26K. By state, Department of Human Services pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is about $63K annually.


Social Services Directors earn the highest median pay at $67K, followed by Social Services Case Managers ($58K), Social Work Supervisors ($52K), and Child, Family, or School Social Workers (about $51K). At approximately $32K, Case Managers are among the lowest paid at Department of Human Services.

Years of Experience

Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is around $34K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $38K. For the most part, a representative employee at Department of Human Services has been working for 10-19 years and makes $54K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $90K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Licensed Master Social Worker can certainly pay off here; those folks make $74K. Department of Human Services workers who hold a law degree are also well compensated, earning around $90K on average.


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 $68K. Case Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Program Management.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just two-fifths of workers. A 401(k) program is available, and a little more than half of workers use it to save for retirement. At Department of Human Services, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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