Family Advocate Salary

A Family Advocate earns an average wage of $13.93 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$23,568 - $45,250

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$10.35 - $17.59

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,568 - $45,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
Total Pay (?
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$22,160 - $40,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $17.59  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$22,160 - $40,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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Job Description for Family Advocate

A family advocate works in a social service type agency that deals with children and their families. These individuals may work in foster agencies, homes for children and families, nonprofit organizations, or directly through government social services departments. Family advocates are responsible for creating a relationship with assigned children and their families to support them through difficult situations and provide parenting guidance. They also help families reach out to community programs for which they are eligible and act as a liaison for the family and these programs.

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Family Advocate Tasks

  • Assist in educating parents in behavior and life skills, individual and group classes.
  • Assess quality of care by visiting home and residential sites.
  • Act as a liaison with parents and treatment professionals.
  • Manage caseload and follow-up care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family Advocate

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Experience Affects Family Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%


Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Family Advocate Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 10%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 9%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Bilingual
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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