Family Advocate Salary (United States)

A Family Advocate earns an average wage of $14.21 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 Total Pay (?
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$23,684 - $44,150
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MEDIAN: $32,681
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Family Advocate Total Pay (?
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$10.35 - $18.52
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,684 - $44,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
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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$22,689 - $41,192  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $18.52  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $35.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
   
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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$22,689 - $41,192  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Family Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Family Advocate Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 27%
Child Advocacy
up arrow 4%
Case Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$31,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 35 votes.
Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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