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Average Salary for Department of Human Services Employees

An average Department of Human Services employee can expect to make $40K annually. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Department of Human Services, but where you live and how long you've been working affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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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.
[-]Case Manager, Social Services (5)
$25,410 - $55,252  
[-]Case Manager, Social Services (5)
Salary$26,526 - $53,879  
Total Pay$25,410 - $55,252  
[+]Case Manager (5)
$24,969 - $52,737  
[+]Case Manager (5)
Salary$24,081 - $52,370  
Total Pay$24,969 - $52,737  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (4)
$30,451 - $77,833  
[+]Social Work Supervisor (4)
Salary$31,964 - $81,624  
Total Pay$30,451 - $77,833  
[+]Director of Program Management, Human Services (3)
$33,942 - $75,435  
[+]Director of Program Management, Human Services (3)
Salary$42,303 - $88,778  
Total Pay$33,942 - $75,435  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Earning $67K per year on average, Social Services Directors receive the most money, followed by Directors of Human Services Program Management (around $60K), Social Work Supervisors ($52K), and Records Managers (about $44K). Financial compensation for Social Services Case Managers is rather low — on average only approximately $32K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($61K annually) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Fargo, N.D. (about $48K), Oklahoma City, Okla. ($41K), and Pittsburgh, Pa. ($39K) are the next top-paying cities. Macon, Ga. is near the bottom for pay at $28K. By state, Department of Human Services employees make the most in Alabama, earning approximately $61K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $37K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $31K per year. The largest slice of the Department of Human Services workforce (37 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $51K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Master Social Workers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $74K per year. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $44K annually. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; Department of Human Services awards $53K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $68K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Case Management; slightly less than a third consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Program Management.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (36 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. One-half of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Department of Human Services provides health insurance to a large number of respondents, and a strong majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats for Department of Human Services


70 %
30 %
$25,595 - $51,886
$25,558 - $63,516
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
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