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.