Social Services Case Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $45K annually on average; Customer Service Representatives are next on the list, bringing in close to around $38K, followed by Social Workers earning $36K and Child Welfare Specialists making about $34K. Secretaries make an average $24K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $39K per year. The largest slice of the Department of Human Services workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $35K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $50K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Salem, Ore. ($45K), Raleigh, N.C. ($40K), and Tulsa, Okla. (approximately $37K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. ranks low on the pay scale — at $33K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to approximately $71K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Social Workers, who make about $77K per year. First Aid Administrators also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $39K annually. Department of Human Services compensates Master of Social Work (MSW)-holders the most at $74K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Training; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $55K annually. A garden variety skill at Department of Human Services is Case Management; approximately one-third of Department of Human Services' people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Child Advocacy.
Benefits and Perks
Only 31 percent at Department of Human Services enjoy paid vacation time, and just 38 percent can take sick leave. Close to one-half of workers save for retirement through Department of Human Services' 401(k) plan. Department of Human Services provides health insurance to a large number of respondents, and a strong majority of employees do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and life insurance.