Earning $67K per year on average, Social Services Directors receive the most money, followed by Social Services Case Managers ($58K), Social Work Supervisors ($53K), and Records Managers (about $44K). On the lower end are Secretaries at around $23K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $68K annually) can be spotted in Springfield, Ill.; Nashville, Tenn. ($61K), Fargo, N.D. (around $48K), and Pittsburgh, Pa. ($39K) are the next top-paying cities. Norfolk, Va. is near the bottom for pay at $26K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Colorado; salaries there average to about $57K per year.
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $36K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $38K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $52K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Master Social Workers receive bigger paychecks ($74K per year) than those without credentials. Earning a Licensed Psychologist certification garners significant financial rewards of around $72K annually on average. Employees who have an Associate's Degree make the most here, hauling in $53K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $68K annually. A common skill in Department of Human Services' work force is Case Management; approximately one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Program Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, Department of Human Services has room for improvement — only a third of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Department of Human Services provides an optional 401(k) plan, and approximately half of workers participate. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a fair number of workers, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.