A Community Support Worker earns an average wage of $12.77 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$24,131 - $44,975
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,121
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$9.78 - $18.59
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,131 - $44,975  
   
Bonus
$1,526  
Total Pay (?
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$20,702 - $42,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $18.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$14.76 - $26.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,526  
   
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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$20,702 - $42,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Job Description for Community Support Worker

The community support worker holds a medical position in which the worker is responsible creating a pleasant, active environment for people with disabilities in day programs and group homes. They encourage participation in these programs, which are meant assist clients in the development of physical, emotional, and social skills intended to promote well-being, independence, and self-confidence. They also follow up with people already in the program to assess their progress, and they may also help develop initiatives to address concerns within the community, especially related to housing, health, and employment.

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Community Support Worker Tasks

  • Monitor clients and provide a safe environment.
  • Assist clients with obtaining benefits and services, troubleshooting, and providing documentation.
  • Interview clients, assess needs, and identify a portfolio of targeted service agencies and opportunities.
  • Educate and coordinate client employers, family, and other involved individuals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Community Support Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Community Support Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Community Support Worker Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 31%

Case Management
up arrow 9%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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