Community Support Specialist Salary

Pay for Community Support Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.94 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the specific company. Most Community Support Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Community Support Specialists (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,881 - $44,944
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MEDIAN: $32,360
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$9.76 - $17.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,881 - $44,944  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $4,055  
Total Pay (?
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$22,312 - $41,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $17.45  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $23.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$194.89 - $4,055  
   
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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$22,312 - $41,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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Job Description for Community Support Specialist

A community support specialist is a person who typically provides services for families and individuals looking to improve their overall quality of life. This is typically a position which is associated within the social work field, and many specialists will be employed by a governmental agency regarding support services. A bachelor’s degree is generally required in a field such as social work, and organizations are increasingly asking for persons who have a relevant master’s degree. A community support specialist will sometimes work within an office environment, although some light travel may be required to clients’ homes or healthcare facilities. This position is full-time in nature, and some positions may require extended hours. This person will generally work independently, though some will work within a team of other specialists.

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Community Support Specialist Tasks

  • Assess client needs and identify strategies to increase their functionality and health.
  • Communicate with clients and families about current and desired states and outcomes.
  • Monitor client symptoms and document progress and obstacles.
  • Work directly with clients to implement behaviors, utilize resources and implement treatment plans.

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Pay by Experience Level for Community Support Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Community Support Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Community Support Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Community Support Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Community Support Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 32 salaries. A Community Support Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,382

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Community Support Specialists, 32 percent above the national average. Community Support Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+28 percent), Kansas City (+11 percent), St. Louis (+6 percent), and Pittsburgh (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Wilmington is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Jefferson City and Columbia (14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Community Support Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Community Support Specialist?

Community Support Specialist in Boston:
"Finding resources in the community for high risk patients."
Pros: Helping people stop the cycle of self harm.
Cons: The limited resource available.

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Key Stats for Community Support Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Community Support Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$30,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Community Support Specialist Salaries


▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%