Average Salary for Department of Human Services Employees

Department of Human Services employees bring home $40K annually on average. Though your role at the company and your city do impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Department of Human Services. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $37K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $37K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Social Services Case Managers, who earn an average around $43K per year, closely trailed by Social Workers ($40K), Customer Service Representatives ($38K), and Child Welfare Specialists ($34K). On the lower end are Secretaries at $24K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $49K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Salem, Ore. (around $43K), Raleigh, N.C. ($40K), and Oklahoma City, Okla. ($39K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $33K, Atlanta, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Department of Human Services pays its Illinois employees the most; the pay rate there is $71K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Social Workers, who make approximately $51K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Microsoft Office Specialists with credentials; these people earn $34K per year on average. Employees who have a Master of Social Work (MSW) make the most here, hauling in around $74K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Training; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $55K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Department of Human Services is Case Management, with close to a third considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Child Advocacy as well.


The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just one in three employees. Roughly one-half of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of employees, and a fair number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Department of Human Services folks also make good use of a casual working environment, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Department of Human Services


82 %
18 %
$24,960 - $49,896
$23,355 - $69,767
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 24 votes.
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