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Family Advocate Salary (United States)

A Family Advocate earns an average wage of $14.18 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Counseling is associated with high pay for this job.
Family Advocate Salary (?
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$24,013 - $45,408
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,148
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Family Advocate Salary (?
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$10.46 - $18.56
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,013 - $45,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$22,855 - $43,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $18.56  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $35.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$22,855 - $43,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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

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

Family Advocate Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Family Advocate in Dallas:
"You Should Research Before You Begin Working."
Do some investigation, and homework, on what you want to do before you start. Do not invest a lot of money in living situations before you finish school on the level you desire. It is a lot harder to move backwards than forwards.

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Experience Affects Family Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Family Advocate Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 26%
Data Entry
up arrow 1%
Case Management
0%
National Average
$31,000
Child Advocacy
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%