When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($61K per year) can be spotted in Nashville, Tenn.; Trenton, N.J. ($53K), Fargo, N.D. (about $48K), and Pittsburgh, Pa. (around $39K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $26K, Norfolk, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Jersey pays Department of Human Services the most — $52K annually on average.
Social Services Directors earn the highest median pay at around $67K per year, followed by Directors of Human Services Program Management ($60K), Social Work Supervisors ($52K), and Records Managers (approximately $44K). With salaries averaging about $32K, Social Services Case Managers are among the lowest paid at Department of Human Services.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $37K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $31K per year. Overall, the greater share of Department of Human Services folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $51K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Master Social Workers receive bigger paychecks ($74K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist is rewarded with median pay of $44K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Department of Human Services pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — approximately $53K.
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 around $79K per year. Folks here also tend to know Case Management; on the survey, just under one in three of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Program Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (37 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. At Department of Human Services, a fair number of employees have health insurance, and a fair number of workers have dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a defined benefit retirement plan.