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Community Support Specialist Salary

Community Support Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $30K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Community Support Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Women make up the vast majority of Community Support Specialists (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$23,120 - $38,591
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MEDIAN: $30,388
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$9.14 - $17.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,120 - $38,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,555  
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$21,260 - $37,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $17.32  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $29.09  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,555  
   
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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$21,260 - $37,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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

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

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Community Support Specialists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Counseling and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Counseling is a skill commonly found among those who know Case Management.

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Experience Affects Community Support Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Community Support Specialist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 11%

Case Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%