Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salary

Pay for Child, Family, or School Social Workers in the United States is very modest at just $40K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Child, Family, or School Social Workers (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,521 - $58,349
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$58K
MEDIAN: $39,865
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$10.48 - $24.77
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MEDIAN: $16.84
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$0$58K
Salary $29,521 - $58,349
Bonus $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$26,836 - $57,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $10.48 - $24.77
Overtime $13.18 - $40.93
Annual Data $0$57K
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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$26,836 - $57,518
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 94

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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.

Common Career Paths for Child, Family, or School Social Worker


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Child, Family, or School Social Workers who go on to become Non-Profit Executive Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Non-Profit Executive Directors is $60K annually. Child, Family, or School Social Workers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as MSW Social Workers or Licensed Clinical Social Workers. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

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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: $38,510

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Child, Family, or School Social Workers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 47 percent above the national average. Child, Family, or School Social Workers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+40 percent) and Denver (+20 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Social Worker's salary, with Atlanta Child, Family, or School Social Workers earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average.

Child, Family, or School Social Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child, Family, or School Social Worker?

Child, Family, or School Social Worker in Philadelphia:
"Office conditions, stress level, the management."
Pros: I like working with my clients.
Cons: The management and the way they think is helping the clients is not.

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Key Stats for Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Child, Family, or School Social Worker Salaries

▲15%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$39,000

▼5%

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

▲3%

Case Management
▲1%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 11%
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