A Family Advocate earns an average wage of $13.98 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.

$24,422 - $43,671
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$24K
$33K
$44K
MEDIAN: $32,937
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$10.16 - $17.97
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,422 - $43,671  
   
Bonus
$175.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,883 - $40,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $17.97  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$175.00  
   
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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$21,883 - $40,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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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 9%


National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Family Advocate Salaries

Crisis intervention
up arrow 10%


Case Management
up arrow 3%

Child Advocacy
up arrow 3%

Bilingual
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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