Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salary

The average pay for a Child, Family, or School Social Worker is $40,443 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$29,337 - $58,410
$29K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,443
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50%
90%

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$10.51 - $24.82
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,337 - $58,410  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,101 - $57,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$16.86 - $41.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,101 - $57,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Child, family, or school social workers help support children who may be at risk due to circumstances at home, school, or other environments. As advocates for the children, the social worker acts as a liaison between various institutions, families, and the child. Typically, the social worker either identifies an at-risk child or is called in by some authority that has made this determination. The social worker works with the family to help create the best environment for the child, while assessing all health and psychological risks. Social workers in a school environment are typically charged with determining which students may be at risk and work with other teachers and counselors to aid the student and administer testing to help fully diagnose the extent of the student's needs.

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Child, Family, or School Social Worker Tasks

  • Address client needs (mental, social, educational, etc.) on an individual basis.
  • Carry out various administrative tasks in support of client service.
  • Work with parents, teachers, community organizations, internal partners, etc. on behalf of clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Child, Family, or School Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child, Family, or School Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 172 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child, Family, or School Social Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Child, Family, or School Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 53 salaries. A Child, Family, or School Social Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,775

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Key Stats for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$39,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries

▲2%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 11%