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Community Support Specialist Salary (United States)

More than two-thirds of Community Support Specialists report fewer than five years in the field, making for a fairly junior workforce. The group as a whole takes home roughly $30K per year on average. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair portion, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority (81 percent) of Community Support Specialists are female. Most Community Support Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Community Support Specialist Salary (?
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$23,099 - $36,778
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MEDIAN: $30,277
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Community Support Specialist Salary (?
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$8.86 - $17.33
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,099 - $36,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$21,202 - $36,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $17.33  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$21,202 - $36,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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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Job skills reported by Community Support Specialists are limited. Counseling and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 6 percent respectively. Employees educated in Case Management are typically practiced in Counseling, too.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Kansas City
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Chicago
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St. Louis
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National Average
$29,000
Columbia
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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Community Support Specialists, 23 percent higher than the national average. Community Support Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Kansas City (+15 percent) and Chicago (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbia.

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Experience Affects Community Support Specialist Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Community Support Specialist Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 11%
Case Management
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%