Community Support Specialist Salary

Community Support Specialists in the United States take home an average $13.19 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career length and the individual firm are influential factors as well. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority (81 percent) of Community Support Specialists who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Community Support Specialists is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,496 - $45,697
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MEDIAN: $32,421
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$9.99 - $17.94
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Salary $24,496 - $45,697
Bonus $0.00 - $4,027
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$22,743 - $41,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.99 - $17.94
Overtime $12.90 - $25.17
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,027
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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$22,743 - $41,521
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136

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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: $30,220

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

For Community Support Specialists, Boston provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Community Support Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+28 percent), Kansas City (+11 percent), St. Louis (+7 percent), and Pittsburgh (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Wilmington, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Workers in Jefferson City and Columbia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 10 percent less, 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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Community Support Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲16%

▲6%

National Average
$30,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Community Support Specialist Salaries


▲2%

National Average
$30,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%
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