Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $35K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Department of Human Services employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $36K annually on average.
The highest average salaries go to Social Services Case Managers, who bring in close to approximately $45K per year, though Social Workers are not far behind at around $38K along with Customer Service Representatives (about $38K) and Child Welfare Specialists ($34K). Department of Human Services hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Secretaries (about $24K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($50K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Salem, Ore. ($45K), Raleigh, N.C. (around $40K), and Tulsa, Okla. (approximately $37K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta, Ga. — at $34K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Social Workers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $77K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Office Specialist is rewarded with median pay of $34K per year. Those with a Master of Social Work (MSW) at Department of Human Services come out on top, and their salaries approach around $74K annually.
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 $55K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Department of Human Services is Case Management; approximately one in three of employees use it for work. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Child Advocacy were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A third of respondents receive paid vacation, and only two in five survey participants get sick leave. To plan for old age, close to one-half maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Department of Human Services provides health insurance to most respondents, and a fair number of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, 401(a), flexible hours, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.